Quick Facts

Camp opening September to March
Suitable for Solotravelers, Families, Couples, Peaceseekers,
Water temperature 17-22°C
Additional offers Stand Up Paddling, Hiking, Hammam, Culture


Tafedna is a small fishing village, 63 km south of Essaouira, on the west coast of Morocco. It is surrounded by hills with argan trees and is located on a beautiful long and unnatural sandy beach.

Small groups, flexible program spontaneous surf trips, healthy food and daily surfing in harmony with the Moroccan waves.

Other activities such as biking, hiking, skateboarding, cooking class, excursion to Essaouira & to the Argan Oil Cooperative, Hammam & Massage, visit the salt mines, etc. are also available on request and sometimes for an extra charge.


  1. Surfcamp with homely atmosphere – small & fine!
  2. Authentic Morocco experience, away from the tourist hype
  3. Wonderful surf villa in the middle of untouched nature
  4. Uncrowded surf spot in front
Car with surfboards stands in the sun

Two people skating on the street

An old fishing boat lies in front of the surf bay

Moroccan houses in the sunlight

A gentleman looks at the waves on the beach

A person sits in a chair and enjoys the sunset


Nestled between the sand dunes and Argan hills is the beautiful and comfortable surf camp, which invites you to linger and enjoy. It has 4 large and tastefully furnished rooms, each with its own bathroom and access to the terrace with beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean.

It is the ideal accommodation for couples, solo travelers and families who want a quiet place to relax in unspoiled nature away from the tourist stream and dedicate themselves entirely to surfing.

The salon with sofas and seating areas has free WiFi and meals are taken together at the large dining table – as in a large family. Single travelers have the opportunity to share the room with other guests (of the same sex) or to book for an extra charge.

Breakfast and a light lunch (on surfing days) and optional dinner are prepared daily. Freshly prepared, traditional dishes with seasonal fruits, vegetables, olive oil and free-range eggs from local farmers.

Alternative accommodation
Are you looking for a simpler/cheaper accommodation or a comfortable hotel with a pool? In addition to our surf camp, we work together with the local hostel as well as the charming hotel. Both accommodations are in close proximity to our surf camp, which allows you to have dinner with us at any time and spend the evening with us.

View from the property to the sea

View of the property in Tafedna

Living room of the accommodation

View from the terrace to the sea

Double room on site

Traditional food in Morocco in the Tagine

Beautiful backyard

Double room on site

The property's garden with palm trees


From October to March, constant waves roll into the bay of Tafedna and offer something for all surf levels. Beach breaks for beginners, a point break with right waves for the advanced and a big wave further out in the sea for the professional surfers.

Surf Coaching is the most effective way to improve your existing surfing skills or to learn fundamentally from the ground up. We are an individual and small surf school which allows us to design our daily program spontaneously and adapt to the sea tides and your wishes. We surf every day, in the morning and in the afternoon, as long as there are waves. During the lunch you can enjoy a light lunch in your accommodation and relax.

Stand Up Paddle
Tafedna also offers a lot of stand-up paddling; long waves in the bay or at the point break as well as a lagoon with shallow water for beginners.

A person surfs the a-frame wave

A woman pulls her board into the water in beautiful sunlight

The surf coach helps the surf student to the first success

A surfer paddles into the wave

A surfer rides a right wave

Two sitting surfers and a sunshine smiling into the camera


1 week surf course package

  • 7 nights accommodation in spacious double or triple room with sea view and private bathroom
  • Breakfast and light lunch on the beach (dinner can be booked directly on site)
  • Surf coaching during 6 days (morning & afternoon)
  • Complete surf equipment
  • Transportation from the villa to the surf spot
  • Transportation from/to airport or bus station in Essouira
  • Wifi in the salon of the villa
  • Professional, experienced instructors who will take you to the best waves (according to your Nivaeu)
Package prices per person
Double or triple rooms
CHF 800
EUR 710
Supplement single room
CHF 200
EUR 175

Prices for more accommodations
Surf course package price with overnight stay in the simple “employee house” of the surf camp or in the local hostel: CHF 630 / EUR 530 per person.

Surf course package price with overnight stay in a charming hotel with pool: CHF 1140 / EUR 950 per person (based on double rooms). Other prices on request.

Please note

  • Arrival/departure is possible at any time, we surf every day
  • We are happy to adjust the package according to the length of your stay, depending on the flight connection
  • Single occupancy of the double room is possible at an extra cost
  • The transfer from Essouira bus station or airport is included from 7 nights. For a shorter stay, the taxi transfer from Essouira costs 35€ (to be paid on site).
  • Extra charge for taxi from Marrakech/Agadir is 65 € per way for 1-4 people (to be paid on site) for stays of 7 nights. For a shorter stay (less than 7 nights), this taxi transfer costs 100€.
  • We offer discounts on our > packages for groups of 6 people


The nearest airport is Essaouira but has few connections. The larger airports are Marrakech and Agadir. Transportation from/to Essaouira airport or bus station is included in the package from 7 nights (otherwise 35€ per way, to be paid directly on-site). Guests arriving in Marrakech or Agadir can use either the Supratours bus (www.supratours.ma) or CTM (www.ctm.ma) for about 10 € to take to Essaouira or we organize a taxi directly from Marrakech airport or Agadir to Tafedna for an extra charge of 65 € per way for 1-4 people (for stays less than 7 nights this transfer costs 100€). Transfers are always to be paid on site, directly at the surf camp.

Essaouira – Tafedna, 63 km, 50 min drive
Agadir – Tafedna, 137 km, 3 hours drive
Marrakech – Tafedna, 231 km, 3.5 hours drive

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