Imsouane Morocco: A Surfer’s Paradise


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Imsouane is a small fishing village in Morocco that has become a surfer’s paradise in recent years. The Atlantic ocean crashes against the rocky coast, providing perfect conditions for surfing.

Imsouane is also known for its seafood, which can be enjoyed at one of the local restaurants or eaten right on the beach.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable surfing experience in Morocco, Imsouane is the place to go! So, here is EVERYTHING you need to know about surf tripping in Imsouane.


Why Imsouane?

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Imsouane has been called the most beautiful surf spot in the world and it’s easy to see why. The water is crystal clear, the waves are perfect for all surfing levels, and the village has a laid-back vibe that will make you feel right at home. Imsouane is also a great place to learn how to surf. There are several surf schools in the village that offer lessons for all levels.

When is the best time to surf in Imsouane

The best time to visit Imsouane is from October to April when the waves are at their best. However, Imsouane is a popular spot so it can get crowded during these months.

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If you want to avoid the crowds, summer is a great time to visit. The waves are still good and there are far fewer people around.

Where to stay in Imsouane

There are several accommodation options in Imsouane, from surf camps to luxury apartment. There are also a few hostels and guesthouses in the village if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option.

Imsouane is a small village so accommodation can fill up very quickly, especially during the peak season (October to April). Be sure to book your accommodation in advance if you’re visiting during these months.

Here are a few Imsouane stay recommendations for you:

Wind House

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Wind house is a private apartment accommodation right next to the action. The accommodation is just 6 minutes walk from the beach. The apartment has two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room equipped with a TV. The best part id the terrace overlooking the Bay.

 Imsouane Magic House (our top pick)

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If you are not into self catering and would prefer a more traditional guesthouse experience Imsouane Magic House is the place for you. Imsouane magic house has offers apartments with stunning views, an outdoor pool, restaurant and a continental breakfast for very reasonable prices.

West Coast Hostel (Budget Accommodation)

Imsouane West Coast

West Coast Hostel is located on the beachfront and just a few minutes walk from the main village. The hostel has a great atmosphere, with a shared kitchen and living room area where you can meet other travelers. Shared rooms prices start at $45 per night while private rooms are a little bit more.

Where to eat in Imsouane?

Imsouane is famous for its seafood, and there are several small eateries in the village that serve up fresh fish and seafood dishes. Visit Hassan Jolo cafe and restaurant for delicious seafood bites but if you’re looking for something a little different, go to La Cre Pierre cafe, they serve sandwiches, snacks and traditional Moroccan food when requested.

Imsouane surfing spots

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Imsouane is home to two famous surfing spots that are great for all surfers:

The Bay

The Bay offers point break waves and it is the most famous surf spot in Imsouane. A great destination for all levels, however, the waves here are long and perfect for beginners who want to practice riding longer waves.

The Cathedral

The waves here are more challenging but experienced surfers will love the ride. It offers both right and left-hander waves that can measure up to 1.5 meters.

How to get to Imsouane?

Imsouan is popular yet a little off the beaten path. There are a few different ways to get to Imsouane.

Imsouane is located on the west coast of Morocco, about an hour’s drive from Agadir. The best way to get to Imsouane is to fly into Agadir airport and then take a taxi or bus to Imsouane.

A private taxi from the airport to the town will cost around $100 each way. If you want something less expensive consider Souk To Surf shuttle buses that cost as little as $10 per person from Agadir to Imsouane village.

If you are coming from Marrakech, you can also renting a car and driving to Imsouane. The drive takes about four hours, and the route is very scenic.

Imsouane surf lessons

Imsouane is mostly known as a surf destination, that’s why there are several surf schools and private tutors in the village offering lessons for all levels. The waves are gentle and there are several Imsouane surf schools that offer group and private lessons for all levels. If you are interested in surfing courses in Imsouane this Backwash Surf Class is a good start.

Other Things to do in Imsouane

Hit the beach

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Imsouane beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Morocco. The water is crystal clear and the sand is soft and white.

Visit Imsouane lighthouse

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Imsouane lighthouse is located on a small island just off the coast of Imsouane village. You can reach the island by taking a boat from the main village.

Go on a Imsouane boat trip

One of the best ways to explore Imsouane is from the water. There are several Imsouane boat trips that depart from the main village and take you around the bay.

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