Here you will be welcomed in charming guest houses to experience a unique stay in Morocco with like-minded people, accompanied by unforgettable surf, yoga, and food moments. Imsouane is located about 3h north of Agadir and is located in one of the most beautiful bays in Africa: The Magic Bay.
The philosophy: to preserve the spirit of the golden age of surfing, away from the beaten track and commercial clichés of surfing marketing. From our point of view, the “sport of kings” is also a wonderful way to get to know new people. Sharing, discovering, enjoying and respecting the elements are the four values on which your journey is based.
4 REASONS FOR A SUDDEN RUSH SURF TRIP TO IMSOUANE:
- Surf the longest wave of your life
- Perfect combination of professional surf and yoga sessions
- Full board and structured weekly program for a unique Morocco experience
- Large selection of accommodation, all directly on the bay and with ocean view
The surf houses of Olo Surf & Nature are within walking distance of the bay and various types of accommodation are offered: single, double or shared rooms. The terrace, pool and garden are ideal to complete the day trips; enjoy a drink overlooking the endless waves of the bay, listen to the sound of the waves and the bird songs in the background.
There is also a full menu of traditional Moroccan dishes & drinks. The following three accommodations are available:
Tiguemi & Tadinga
The Tiguemi and Tadinga House (lying next to each other) is all about community – meeting new people, telling stories and relaxing in this surfer’s paradise. All with an epic view of Magic Bay.
Facilities: Breakfast buffet, free WiFi, terrace overlooking Magic Bay, Rooftop & Indoor Area for yoga/fitness, snack/smoothie/coffee bar, parking.
- 3 twin rooms (2 single beds), shared bathrooms
- 1 twin room with sea view, shared bathrooms
- 1 double room with sea view, shared bathrooms
- 1 apartment with double bedroom, private bathroom, kitchenette, living room and private terrace with sea view
- 1 shared room with 3 bunk beds, bathroom and separate toilet
- Tamsrite apartment with 1 double bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and private terrace with sea view (max. 2 people)
- Tadinga 1 apartment with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette, balcony with sea view (max. 4 adults & 1 child)
- Tadinga 2 apartment with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchenette, balcony with sea view (max. 4 adults & 1 child)
Located in the heart of Magic Bay, Tayourt was one of the first houses in Imsouane built by the first travellers for local fishermen. As part of this tradition, this guest house has been kept as traditional as possible so that guests can feel the peace and simplicity of the people who have lived here for generations in harmony with the sea.
Facilities: breakfast buffet, free WiFi, terrace overlooking Magic Bay, Rooftop for yoga, garden, snack/smoothie/coffee bar, parking.
- 1 twin room (2 single beds)
- 2 double rooms
- 1 triple room (3 single beds)
- 1 family room (1 double bed, 1 single bed)
- 1 dormitory (5 single beds)
- All rooms have access to shared bathrooms
Built for the ultimate holiday experience, this property is stylish and chic! The house is inspired by the harsh beauty of the natural environment and attaches great importance to art and culture. Relax by the pool and in the garden, sour with a view of the bay and find with the Dar Zitoun everything you need for the perfect surfing holiday.
Furnishings: terrace with pool and view over the Magic Bay, living room with fireplace, drinking water thanks to water filter system, garden with direct beach access, free WiFi, daily room service, snack/smoothie bar, parking.
- 1 double room with sea view
- 1 double room with mountain views
- 1 Suite (double bed)
- 1 family room (1 double bed, 1 bunk bed)
- 2 triple bungalows (1 double bed or two single beds, 1 sofa bed)
- 1 double bungalow (1 double bed or two single beds)
- 1 Superior Bungalow (1 double bed, 1 sofa bed)
The chef serves a daily healthy lunch and dinner buffet with a variety of salads, fish or meat dishes, vegetarian dishes and especially the Moroccan specialty Tajin. When compiling the menu, local resources are valued. There are a number of fruit species in Morocco, as well as seasonal vegetables and fresh fish from the market. Snacks can be ordered at any time between lunch and dinner, as well as a variation of fort-strengthening smoothies and bowls. The surf camp package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Imsouane is an absolute dream destination for surfing! Imsouane is particularly famous for the large main bay, which is home to Morocco’s longest wave. If you catch the wave perfectly, from the harbour to the last stretch of beach, you can surf up to 600m! There is a surf spot for each level and you can surf at any time of the day, regardless of the tide. And thanks to the sandy ground, the bay is also suitable for beginners and intermediates. On the other side of Imsouane is “the cathedral” with a right and left peak as well as “the riff”, both with slightly stronger waves (on reef) and therefore perfect for advanced surfers.
Surf Season & Levels
Beginner: all year round, as the bay of Imsouane is the perfect place for beginners with sandy soil and plenty of space to practice. If it is too big or too small, you will drive to a suitable spot in the area.
Intermediate: September to June is a great time when you’re looking for medium to large waves to improve your skills. July and August are usually hot and rather small days (even some flat days). But you can often still surf on a longboard.
Advanced, independent surfers: The winter months (December to March/April) promise constantly larger swells. From December to March/April (partly also May) you have a very good chance to find Morocco’s famous pointbreaks in top form! As always, the longer your stay, the higher the chance to experience the perfect surf.
The surf school offers the following services:
- Surf lessons for beginners, intermediates and advanced with ISA-certified instructors
- Small groups of max. 6 people (according to your level)
- Surf lessons for children
- High-quality surfboards
- Wetsuits for surf lessons
- Surf theory
Surfguidings and Surfaris are also available for advanced surfers. And with the appropriate swell, it is possible to book exclusive surf boat trips to remote spots (reservation & payment is made directly on site).
Yoga classes are offered daily to suit your personal needs. Yoga is a perfect match for surfing; with consistent practice you will find that your concentration and balance improves both on the mat and on the surfboard.
The in-house, experienced and certified yoga instructors are themselves surfers and guide you through an hour of relaxation. The courses are adapted to your needs, e.g. Yin Yoga for tired souls after an intense surf day or Vinyasa Flow for those who want to develop their yoga skills. The yoga lessons are included in the surf camp package, as are the yoga mats and the breathtaking view over Magic Bay. Prior knowledge is not necessary, so beginners are welcome.
Arrival day: Arrival and departure must always take place on Saturdays.
Airport-Transfers: The Surfcamp Package includes the arrival and departure transfer from Essouira or Agadir.
Water temperature: The coldest months are January, February and March with water temperatures of 17-18°C, in summer the water is about 22°C warm.
Wetsuit recommendation: April, May, June, September, October: 3/2mm. July and August: Shorty/2mm. November, December, January, February, March: 4/3mm.
Alcohol: No alcoholic beverages are served at the surf camp, but it is allowed to bring alcohol. There is a restaurant and a pub in Imsouane which serve alcoholic beverages.
Summer break: The villa “Dar Zitoun” is closed from July 01-31, all other houses from June 01 – July 15.