North Africa Adventure Division Bodyboard Holiday | Waves at the Saharan Gateway
Ability: Suitable for bodyboarders who are comfortable riding waves of head high and bigger (please click the Booking Information tab below for further information). Join us on a journey back in time for some world-class bodyboard coaching. Discovering the way life was before the popularisation of surfing and bodyboarding across the globe.
We’re heading out on an expedition of discovery, sleeping under the stars and hunting spectacular tubes. The desire to discover uncrowded waves in Morocco has led the Bodyboard Holidays team on an exploration, scouring the coastline from the north to south and back again – the result? Our North Africa Adventure Division Bodyboard Holiday, it offers a completely unique off the grid experience. You’ll spend a week or two bodyboarding fantastic waves at our Secret Morocco location but this package includes a two-day expedition to hunt even more secluded waves. During your holiday you’ll enjoy unspoiled beaches and line-ups with fantastic wave selections all within a stone’s throw of one another. Picture endless beaches strewn with A-frame peaks, hidden wedges bowling under headlands and a perfect point break with no-one in sight. Pure bodyboarding heaven. At some point in the week we then pack our bodyboard bags and a few basics for our Adventure Division expedition. After lunch, we’ll leave our beachfront accommodation and jump into 4 x 4s to make our way south down the coast. En route we’ll check out a few of our favourite secret spots for a session then we’ll continue our journey, deep into a baron and uninhabited landscape. Heading away from civilization we’ll follow our local guides to the gateway of the Sahara where the road turns to dust and craggy hills replace townships that tower over the ocean. We stop to enjoy a selection of incredible natural landmarks along the way. Our final destination is a deserted and derelict town located at the end of a river that flows into the ocean. Overlooking a striking surf break sits a traditional fisherman’s hut owned by a Bedouin and this is where we make camp, just before sunset. We’ll forage the remote beach for firewood, crack open a beer and enjoy some chilled music while a Berber meal is prepared by our skilled guides. This is often fish if they’ve been lucky with their catch. Sitting round the campfire sharing stories and camaraderie under a silent starlit sky is an incredible experience after which we spend the night in peaceful darkness. It’s the best setting for a great night’s sleep. We’ll wake at dawn to witness the sun climbing over the cliff tops which illuminates ripple after ripple of empty waves. The sound of them breaking from the comfort of your bed brings home the true measure of our camp’s solitude. You’ll eat breakfast with the crew then head out for a fun bodyboarding session in front of the camp. Then we’ll head back up the coast to our accommodation for lunch, stopping at numerous surf spots wherever we see good waves. An afternoon coaching session will also be available. We’re excited to share our newest discovery with you. The only thing we ask is that you keep this wave-rich spot a secret. You can then enjoy it with us for many years to come.
The swell here is ever abundant in fact we’re spoilt for choice with big or small waves depending on full or low tides. You’ll find a plethora of crystal-clear wedges refracting under orange cathedral-sized cliff tops and rocky outcrops, and there are playful beach breaks and point breaks that create waves suited to riders of any ability. The perfect left-hand wedge on the beach directly under our accommodation is heaven-sent for an idyllic sunrise or sunset session.
Morocco has hot and dry winter weather. The waves are consistent in November and March, the water temperature is around 18-20°C. A 3/2 wetsuit is recommended or you can wear a shorty if it’s really warm.
Our stunning villas and apartments are situated on a cliff top overlooking a fantastic surf spot. Complete with large double bedrooms, big living areas with satellite TV, fully equipped kitchens, Wifi, and modern bathrooms, they’re perfect for surf watching while enjoying a drink on the balcony. Some have access to swimming pools. The buildings are architecturally beautiful throughout in this exceptionally enviable location.
Rob Barber and his coaching team offer daily tuition tailored to your ability with coaches that are Surfing GB qualified and fully insured. Experienced lifeguards, some have twenty years of surfing experience and fifteen years of worldwide travel experience including British team coach, Rob Barber. Intermediate and advanced level coaching is tailored towards the individual. You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Don’t stress if you’re used to smaller waves or you’re a total novice – there’s something for everyone. In fact you’ll be amazed how quickly you master paddling out to catch good quality waves. Beginner coaching includes:
- Oceanography class at the start of the week to understand breaks, rips and currents
- Bodyboarding safety, beach awareness and how to catch waves
- How to paddle out, gain speed, duck dive and wipe out safely
- Learning moves such as cutbacks, barrel rolls and three-sixty spins
- How to get the most from your equipment while having heaps of fun
In order to book, follow these steps.
1. Fill in the form on the right hand side of this page
2. You will then be emailed an information pack and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
3. Read the information and follow the instructions to contact us to pay.
4. Remember we have limited numbers on each trip so please book early for the best price.
5. If you want to hear what other bodyboarders have thought of the holidays, read our Trip Advisor reviews here.
6. Once you have paid you will receive an online enrolment form, when you have completed and returned this you will be confirmed on the trip.
7. Waves of the size below and bigger are the norm in this area.
You need to make your own travel arrangements to Agadir. We then arrange airport meet-ups so you know where to go and how to get to your accommodation. We also accompany you when finding the best beaches. Please request an information pack for further details.
Our host delivers breakfast, lunch and dinner at a cost of £20 per person per day. This is paid on arrival in Morocco. You will also need a little cash for snacks such as crisps or ice creams from the local shops.
Our host will supply the following:
- 7 nights of accommodation
- Agar airport welcome meeting
- Surf guiding with the locals everyday to find waves to suit your ability
- Photographic analysis
- A two day (one night) expedition to the edge of the Sahara to find virgin waves
Rob Barber’s Bodyboarding School will supply the following:
- Tuition tailored to your ability from British Senior Champ/Team Coach, Rob Barber’s instructor team
- Video analysis to help you improve double fast
- Good Times! With a great place to stay all you need to think about are the waves. Enjoy the beauty of Morocco, its peace and quiet and the incredible way of life.
Places book up fast so act quickly! To find out more and to book your place get in touch. We’ll email you an enrolment form, an information pack, a kit list and FAQs.
Bodyboarding equipment not included in the price. Please contact us if you would like to hire or buy equipment for the trip.