surfing in Morocco

The best time to surf in Morocco

The storm surge season in Morocco starts from September to April. This is the best time to surf in Morocco, as you’ll find consistent waves, relatively cool water, and warm air temperatures. Winter storms in the North Atlantic rotate northwestward, swell to tips and reef breaks.

Spring and fall have similar conditions with warmer air temperatures, less heavy storm surges, and fewer crowds. The summer months hold flat waves compared to the winter season. Summers are mostly avoided by experienced surfers, but you can find medium and more consistent waves to surf in southern Morocco at any time of year.

Read on to learn more about sailing conditions, water temperatures, and wave sizes by season.

Surfing in Morocco in winter: January, February and March

Surfing in Morocco during the winter months can lead you to experience some pretty big waves on the coast of Morocco. Are you going to surf in Morocco during the beach months (January, February and March)? These months are great for more experienced surfers.

Although Morocco maintains warm weather year-round, water temperatures can drop to an average of 63.5°F / 17.5°C in February. This means that if you decide to plan your surf trip in the winter, it’s best to wear a wetsuit. This applies to the water temperature in Agadir, as the coast of Agadir is one of the most popular places for surfers in Morocco.

Surfing in Morocco in spring: April, May and June

Spring season in Morocco is great for beginner surfers. From April onwards you will notice how the big waves are becoming less frequent. As a result, the months of April, May and June offer great conditions to practice your surfing skills safely. Another benefit of surfing in the spring is that since this season is typically less popular for surfers, you won’t be disturbed by large crowds on your surf trip!

Another benefit of planning your Morocco surf trip in the spring season is that temperatures are soaring, with average water temperatures between 16-23°C (61-73°F) in the Agadir region. Even if the water is warming up, you should still wear a wetsuit to prevent hypothermia.

Surfing in Morocco in summer: July, August and September

If you plan your surf trip to Morocco in the summer, you’ll be greeted with consistent swell and relatively warm water temperatures. Since the coast of Morocco is a popular destination not only for surfers, but also for groups of friends and families, you should opt for some of the less frequented surf spots in the Agadir region, such as Banana Beach or Devil’s Rock in the small town of Agadir.

Don’t forget your sunscreen if you burn easily. July is the hottest month in Agadir with an average air temperature of 26°C (79°F). The water temperature hovers around 20.9°C in July, August and September.

Surfing in Morocco in autumn: October, November and December

Are you an intermediate or advanced surfer? Then you will love the Agadir coast in autumn. When the summer season is over, the crowds thin out and the waves get bigger. Wave season starts in November which makes for great waves to improve your surfing skills.

Don’t forget your wetsuit during your autumn surf trip to Morocco. In the Agadir region, water temperatures average 20.7°C in October, November and December (69.3°F).
Bottom line, every season has its ups and downs for surfing in Morocco. When planning your Agadir surf trip, you should take into consideration your level of surfing ability, whether you like being away from the crowds, and your preference for the weather. KosaSurf Morocco offers year round accommodation in our surf hostel. You can now book your Agadir region surf trip with us!

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