Morocco

Surfing, Yoga and Meditation in Taghazout Bay

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Craving sand, sea, and yoga at sunset? Join us for beginner-friendly waves and relaxing yoga in sunny Morocco.

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet your guide and yoga session

Meet your guide at Agadir airport at anytime. You'll then head over to the west coast, to the town of Tamraght in Taghazout Bay. You'll settle into your accommodation, a traditional Moroccan Riad with pool, then dive straight into your first yoga session. Afterwards, you'll enjoy some dinner in the tranquil courtyard under swaying palm trees.

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You'll wake nice and early with a morning yoga session, before heading to the beach for your first surf. Beginners who have never or rarely surfed before will have lessons, and today is all about getting used to the movement of the board and building up confidence in the water.

After lunch and some more surfing, you'll return back to the Riad for a dip in the pool. In the evening, stretch out your muscles with another yoga session and a guided meditation, as the sun begins to set - it's a great way to reduce any stress and promote positive emotions.

Enjoy a home-cooked Moroccan dinner next to the pool in the courtyard of your Riad.

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Now that you've got the swing of things, your guide will help you to progress your skills on the waves. Learn how to paddle, pop up, turn and read the waves so you can start to catch more waves for longer.

Before heading out to one of Taghazout's many restaurants, you'll have an opportunity to enjoy a sunset yoga session.

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Today your guide will help you hone your surf skills, analyse your pop up, and help you with small adjustments to your technique.

Relax your body and mind after a day of surfing with a combined sunset evening yoga and Yoga Nidra session, which focuses on restoration. Then enjoy a traditional Moroccan feast next to the pool in the courtyard of your Riad.

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Today will be your final chance to polish up your surf skills. The guide will help you to combine all the skills that you have learnt during the week to grab some waves.

In the evening, you'll enjoy a final yoga session with your new surf mates, before heading into Taghazout for dinner.

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After a final morning yoga session and breakfast with your new friends, your guide will drive you back to the airport in time for your flight.

What's Included

Included
  • Guides.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Accommodation.
  • Breakfasts and lunches.
  • Equipment.
  • Surf lessons.
  • Yoga sessions.
  • Meditation session.
Not Included
  • International and local flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa (if applicable).
  • Tips and gratuities.
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Rated 5.0

10 verified reviews

Richard
Richard

(Jul 2023)

Our stay in June for 9 made for an unforgettable trip, and I can't thank the hosts enough for making all elements of our stay enjoyable. Mint Surf is an easy recommendation to anyone. We went in June, into "off season", and found it a great time to stay. All their recommendations were bang on, especially food (their food was all you could want).

Tessa
Tessa

(Jun 2023)

I've just returned from a fantastic week learning to surf with Mint Surf. I travelled alone and was nervous about what to expect as an absolute beginner, but Courtney & Mousef couldn't have been better hosts and made me feel completely at home. I stayed in the main Mint Surf property which was clean, beautifully decorated and provided great breakfast. Soufian & Karim were excellent instructors and helped me progress quickly, providing a great balance of friendliness and encouragement while pushing me to try harder and keep going. Can't wait to return!

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Neil
Neil

(Jun 2023)

We had a fabulous stay at Mint Surf with surfing package. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and very relaxed. The hosts, owners and yoga and surf instructors were all amazing and we had a great time surfing, doing yoga and exploring the local area. My partner was a beginner surfer and we were both quite new to yoga but the instructors always made us feel confident and safe, and were great at giving advice and tips. Would definitely recommend Mint Surf!

Luce
Luce

(Mar 2023)

What. A. Place! Super welcoming and the people who work there are knowledgeable (about surf, the culture and the place), helpful and fun to be around. Rooms are beautiful, clean and a great size. Great surf camp vibe but also the freedom to go off & do your own thing. All round wonderful 10 days with Mint Surf Camp. Thanks again to Courtney and the gang 💙

Steve
Steve

(Dec 2022)

Fantastic surfing retreat. Courtney and Moncef are fabulous hosts, and Moncef is a great instructor. I have such great memories from my time here and can’t wait to go back again. I met some very lovely people, it’s really chilled and you can socialise as little or as much as you like with other guests, everyone’s super friendly.

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FAQs

Before you go

Please see the section above for trip inclusions and exclusions.

This trip is suitable for beginners who have had little, or no experience. You need to be able to swim and tread water.

Absolutely! We get lots of solo travellers - it's a great way to meet like-minded people.

- Beach bag - Swimming costume - Respectable clothing to wear around town - Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock) - Beach shoes or sandals - Beach towel - Toiletries - Flight documents, passport, money.

On your trip

The accommodation is a twin or double sharing room with ensuite bathroom in a traditional Moroccan Riad. Its location is around a 5-minute walk from the beach and offers a pool and free wifi.

You will be collected from Agadir airport (AGA) at anytime on day 1 of your itinerary. We recommend arriving by 4.30pm however, to make the most of the first day (with the Yoga starting at 6pm). You will be dropped off at Agadir airport (AGA) at anytime on day 6 of your itinerary.

Breakfast - buffet-style typically consisting of pancakes, jams, baguettes, eggs, juice, coffee, tea. Lunch - packed lunches with sandwiches, fruit, biscuits, soda. Dinner - Some dinners will be in-house at an extra cost, this is typically tagines and couscous. Some dinners will be out at one of the many highly rated restaurants in the area, pay your own bill.   Most dietary requirements can be catered for. 

Taghazout is a bit of a mecca for surfing, but there are many other cool things to do. You can relax with some yoga, go on a hike, go shopping in the souks or even go for a massage or Moroccan sauna experience (hammam). 

The groups have a maximum of 18 people.

Morocco is a great destination that often boasts year-round sunshine. In summer, the temperatures in Taghazout can be around 20 - 35 degrees Celsius. In winter the temperatures can range from 15- 26 degrees Celsius. 

There is a huge variety to suit most abilities in Morocco. Whether you are looking for small waves to practise on, or larger waves to improve your skills - you will not be disappointed. You'll learn how to paddle, turn, pop up, correct stance and safety when on the beach and on waves. 

8:00 - 8:30: Yoga 08:30 - 09:30: Breakfast 10:30 - 15:00: Surfing (Picnic lunch in between) 18:00 - 19:00: Yoga 19:30 - 21:00: Dinner 21:00 - 22:00: Extra activity such as Guided Meditation or Yoga Nidra

You can pick and choose to do some or all of the sessions.

Bottled water is cheap in Morocco (5 dirhams / 40p), and is available everywhere. You can also bring a water purifier if you prefer. 

You can leave anything you don't need in your room, and for late departures, luggage storage and showers will be available. 

Other FAQs

The minimum age is 14 years.

Your head guide is Courtney

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Mintsurf, based in Agadir.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

Courtney