We rent an apartment during those 2 weeks that has sleeping space for 8 persons. We would love to welcome you during that time at this beautiful place called Imsouane.
Imsouane provides surfers of all levels with perfect conditions for improvement with its multiple surf spots. You will find long rights in the bay and strong barrels at the cathedral, making Imsouane one of the very best places to learn how to surf or improve your skills. There is even a protected beach when it gets too big at the two pointbreaks (this beach is also perfect to learn the basics of surfing).
When is the surfcamp?
What does a week in Imesouane Marocco cost?
The accommodation costs 200 CHF per week – 6 nights – per Person (Thats less than 30 CHF a night for this luxury appartment). Additional you need to bring some money for food. We will cook often by ourselves which you are invited to join. There is a huge! kitchen available.
But life costs in Morocco are really low anyway and there are 2 or 3 small restaurants in the village. Roundtrips are possible with collectivos and are dirt cheap. For the flat days are a couple of nice sites in a 2 hour drive reach (including the magnificent fisher town Essaouira).
What do I need to bring?
Basicly, just some clothes. There are different places you can rent surfboards and wetsuits, but if you got that stuff already, bring it with you. Easyjet charges only 80 CHF per bag!
How do I get there?
Cheapest way is with easyjet.ch from Geneva to Marrakech (150CHF for a return flight – book as soon as you can to keep easyjet costs down). From there you need to take a bus to Essouira or Agadir. From there, you can take either another bus or easiest way would be to take a shared taxi for the 2 hour drive (even cheaper as the bus if you come as a group – 3 to 4 persons and are able to bargain for a few minutes).
Where do we stay?
The house is fully designed to the needs of surfers. When coming home after a session you can take a shower and rinse & dry your suit before entering the building. At the basement level racks are available to store your surfboards in a safe way. The apartment looks over the infamous ‘Point de Imsouane’, this long righthander often peels over 700m. Each apartment has a balcony equipped with a BBQ. All residents of the BoardXHouse can access the terrace on the roof and the joint pool. From the terrace you can enjoy the view over the second bay with a beachbreak and the rigthhander pointbreak called ‘La Cathédrale’.
There are a total amount of 8 beds per apartment. Each apartment also has a bathroom, shower, separate toilet, and fully equipped kitchen.
The kitchen and living room are an open space overlooking the BBQ equipped balcony and the famous bay of Imsouane. The basement has room to store about 20 boards.
How is the surf in Morocco / Imesouane?
Imsouane: The Point/Bay
The Imsouane Pointbreak is one of the longest rights Morocco has to offer. On good days the 700m waves takes you to the last beach of the bay. A little extra: the wave works over sandy bottom.
The wave works best at low tide and shows the best of its skills during low spring tide. The spot needs really big swell to work at high tide.
The wide N to ZW swell window picks up lots of available swell. The waves wrap around the reeflike peninsula and enter the bay as clean waves. When other spots in this part of Morocco can’t handle the big and heavy NW swell, the bay is still surfable.
Going in and out of the water couldn’t be easier. You can walk and peddle out protected by the harbour wall. On bigger days you can jump of the reef behind the wall where the currents in the deeper water suck you towards the peak.
The only downside you might encounter are the rips near the peak. Don’t worry they will only take you inside the bay. You need to peddle a little to stay in place, but as soon as you catch a nice wave you get a nice long ride to the beach. Just take a walk back to the harbour wall and go for another ride. At low tide you just walk on the sand, if you plan on surfing longer untill incoming tide, you might want to wear booties to walk on the rocks.
The best wind direction for the Point is NE, even when the stronger N-winds start blowing because of the heat, the spot is sheltered and still receives clean waves. After heavy storms the bank can be pretty steep providing some hollow sections along the wave. If you combine this with spring tide you get one of those magic days. If the bay is loosing its pump due to incomming tide, you might want to check out la
Imsouane: La Cathédrale
La Cathédrale is a westerly oriented bay, it always catches a bit more swell but is less sheltered from the winds.
The spot works best from early mid to early high tide and from dropping hightide to early low tide. This makes it a spot that works pretty often.
The wave starts working from the rocky point and runs along the sandy beach. You might encounter some rocks but it’s only a 1% chance.
The point works best with 1,5m swell and holds up to 3m max. To peddle out stay close to the rocks and the current will suck you out.
At hightide the same bay offers a nice beachbreak in the center of the bay near Planet Surf and near the rivermouth (that hardly ever has water runing) .
The south side of the bay offers a small fast reefbreak.
The ideal wind direction is E. N and NW winds provide choppy waves!
At low tide check the Point.