Surfing Morocco Made Easy With Stoke Travel

Here’s a cheeky little fact: my love for hostels began way back when I decided that instead of being sensible and getting a full time job straight after graduation, I would fulfil a lifelong dream of learning to surf.

So I graduated University. I spent two weeks in a surf camp. And then I didn’t surf again for two years.

Two years!

Thank goodness all of that changed last month with an epic trip to Taghazout with Stoke Travel. I’ve got my surf stoke back guys!


For ultimate beginners like me, taking part in a surf camp can often be a little daunting.

What if everyone is better than me?

What if I’m not fit or strong enough?

Is it dangerous?

These are all worries that can be thrown aside when you choose to learn to surf with Stoke Travel in Morocco.

Learning to Surf with Stoke Travel

A big part of the reason the week was so fun was due to our surf instructor. Lahcen, our local instructor, knew the beaches like the back of his hand and always knew the best spots to take us according to our group level and experience.

Arriving at the beach for my first day of surf, I was already two days behind the rest of the group, but after instructing them on their goals for the day, and reminding them how to keep safe in the water, Lahcen took me aside to practice my popups and teach me about the layout of the bay.

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Within a few minutes of catching my first waves I was standing up and riding through the breeze towards the shore. It was awesome! And taking a break the next day to take photographs of the group it was clear I wasn’t the only one benefiting from Lahcen’s instruction:

Each day of surf also began with a workout consisting of a combination of cardio and stretching activities to help minimise muscle ache later in the day!

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