Morocco Bodyboarding – 6 Reasons why you have to go
By Chris Burton
After spending 7 glorious days on Bodyboard-Holidays most recent Secret Morocco trip I thought I’d put together a daily vlog and outline just some of the reasons that make this trip so special and an absolute must for your bucket list of bodyboarding travel destinations.
My first reason would be the ‘ease of travel’ Agadir airport in Morocco has great links to all major airports across the world. The flight times from the UK are less than 4hrs (and less than £100 return!) and with a short and enjoyable transfer ride to our accommodation your days travelling will be relatively short and completely painless. Nothing worse than spending your first day on holiday feeling wiped out from a long and tiresome day of travel. The fact that travelling from the UK door to door to our Moroccan accommodation was so easy really was a great start to our trip.
Reason number 2. The ‘great waves’ Obviously… We have selected this particular region of Morocco to visit as it provides very consistent medium to large size waves perfect for riders looking to progress in bigger surf. There are also a large variety of waves, from punchy beach breaks to long point breaks with rippable walls. With very few other surfers in the lineup this guarantees not only a sky high wave count but also an extremely friendly and relaxed atmosphere in the water.
My third reason would be the great ‘accommodation’. You can expect spacious bedrooms with wifi throughout, comfortable living areas, a swimming pool for a relaxing dip, western toilets and all the creature comforts of home. This, combined with great food and 3 meals a day prepared by our own personal chef makes everything about your stay feel extremely comfortable and relaxed.
Now this is my personal favourite and 4th reason that makes the Secret Morocco trip so desirable, and that is the ‘Moroccan culture’. Despite being relatively close to home you really do get the sense of an extremely different and exciting culture when visiting Morocco. Rich with colour and shrouded in History you will be engrossed by the sights, smells and sounds of this unique culture. An absolute highlight and reason for our Secret Morocco trip not to be missed.
Often when on a surf trip I hear people complain that there is little else to do but surf. That couldn’t be further from the truth in this case and my 5th reason and unique selling point about this trip are the ‘other things to do’. If you do find yourself being bored of scoring epic waves or just fancy a down day or some time out there is plenty of other things to keep you busy. Twice a week there is a traditional Moroccan market to visit and peruse the stalls of shiny trinkets and locally produced handy crafts. Or why not enjoy a Hammam (steam room) to relax those tired arms from all the paddling? Or have an Ice cold beer in the local bar (which is very rare in Morocco). There is also an old Berber fort built into the surrounding hills which makes a great location to soak up some history or watch the sunset.
My last but by no means least reason to go on a Bodyboard-Holidays Secret Morocco trip is the fantastic ‘opportunity to improve’. This trip really is the place to take your riding to the next level. The empty line-ups mean that you will have plenty of opportunity to repeat tricks that you are learning multiple times in one session. This combined with our detailed video analysis and coaching each day and the consistency in wave size means that you can really focus on improvements. I witnessed first hand the massive improvements made by everyone in the group and it really was a joy to see.
All in all I would say for a semi experienced and water fit bodyboarder looking for a great trip rich in Culture and consistently good surf, going bodyboarding in Morocco would be a fantastic choice.