SURF BERBERE SIMPLE BEGINNINGS….
Two schoolmates, James and Tudor, started Surf Berbere after they came out on a week long holiday to Morocco. Just two days into his Morocco surf holiday to Taghazout, James had the opportunity to put down a deposit of a whopping £200 for one of the now “Surf Camp” flats, with the contract stating that he had one month to complete the payment or lose his enormous deposit.
With a bit of begging, pleading and lot of help from friends and family the guys got enough money to get a couple of the flats and what is now the Surf Berbere Cafe plot as well.
Times where tough in the beginning, the locals didn’t like surf camps, another surf camp had burnt a few of the locals, and the general vibe around town was against any new foreign surf companies. After 12 years of hard work, numerous local initiatives, lots of beach cleans, donations to local surf clubs, sponsoring surf comps and paying towards the skate park, the local folk have come to love Surf Berbere (love might be a bit of a strong word, they like us for sure). We hope you will as well!
Taghazout is the capital of surfing in Morocco with the best surf spots all within a 15 minute drive of our surf camp. We’ll make sure you get the best waves on your surf holiday!
Taghazout is a small fishing village about 20km North of Agadir. Since Europeans came to Taghazout in the 60’s, it has developed into the surfing mecca of morocco, with multiple world class waves all within a 15 minute drive.
When the Atlantic swells roll in you have about 20 different world class spots that all light up at the same time, all just minutes from each other.
Our Surf Berbere surf camp is perfectly placed literally 5 metres from the jump off point of Hash Point a fun, fast point break. From the surf camp terraces and the cafe you can check the surf from Panoramas all the way up to Anchor Point.
A Great Place To Learn To Surf
If you are a beginner there are always perfect chest to head high waves on a nice, safe, sandy bottomed beach.
We don’t just use one beach, we drive to the beach that is going to be perfect for you on that day (unlike most other surf schools that will just use the same stretch of beach day in, day out). This means that you get to catch as many green waves as you can!
WHY STAY WITH US?
We have the best reputation around town, built from providing fantastic value for money and really working to show you a great time in the surfing Mecca of Morocco! Our surf camp caters for up to twenty-five people (although we can stretch for larger groups). We are not trying to grow into the biggest surf camp in Morocco, just maintaining our position as the best loved!
Our team have been surfing their whole lives and our local knowledge is second to none. The surf camp is easily the best-located accommodation in Taghazout – the surf camp building is the pink one with tent at the back of the building on the roof top!
WE’VE GROWN OVER THE YEARS
We started out as a simple small surf camp, don’t worry, that is still very much the case. However, a few years ago we managed to get our cafe opened just along the rocks from the surf camp on Hash Point. The cafe is in a superb spot, enjoying views over Hash Point, but it is also the perfect spot for watching the sun set over Anchor Point.
We have also managed to get our own little surf shop going, in it we stock a whole range of long boards, short boards, foamies and NSPs for hire, as well as boards and suits for sale.
Then last year we managed to finish our new Bouad Apartments. These are our luxury option for anyone wanting to have a bit more space and comfort, oh and floor to ceiling views of the ocean!
SURF BERBERE SURF SHOP
Stocked full of short and long boards, beginner boards, pro charging boards for a big day at anchors our surf shop has a board for every day of the season!
We also have some clothes, bootys, suncream, wax, any last minute things you need for a surf! We’ll do your repairs as well.
CAFE SURF BERBERE
A great little spot on the seafront. Our little cafe serves up fresh fish and calamari every day.
The cafe also enjoys the best sunset view of Anchor point, so if you don’t fancy doing some yoga upstairs, just relax and enjoy that well earned drink!
THE BOUAD HOUSE
Four years to build and well worth it! A mix of apartments and ensuite double rooms, we started the building works when we felt much richer… four years later we eventually finished them.
Floor to ceiling views of the ocean and just a short walk along Hash Point to the surf camp. Book in here and you won’t be disappointed!
WE LOVE HELPING OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
MEET THE SURF BERBERE TEAM
Some pretty faces, some less so…
Anyway, those e-mails don’t answer themselves, after Matt left us, James has taken on the role of being your main point of contact. If you don’t hear back from us within 12 hours, blame him!
Don’t expect to see him in the water after his freak yachting accident left his left knee looking like a jelly fish’s spine. A man with a passion for construction and beautiful concrete finishes Tudor is one of our founding partners.
Abdul El Jazouli
Head Of Morocco Team
Armed with a big smile and a sense of humour more befitting a four year old, Abdul will always bring a smile to your face, just don’t ask him about Jonny Cash.
Surf Camp Host
Don’t be fooled by the shaggy hair, a lot of time has been invested in this look!
Surf Camp Host
Sure, every Summer Rachel heads back to blighty to convince herself that she does want the corporate life, but she always comes back to the sunshine and waves of Taghazout. Why commute when you can surf?
If you need a lift anywhere in Morocco, this is your man! He is also king of Anza, one of the best spots in the region. Watch out for Maktoudi junior in the water, that kid is a shark.
Whether pulling in to a barrel at Dracs or your first green wave, he’ll provide you with all the encouragement you need to get the best waves of your life!
He is a great surfer and passionate about his work, don’t let his sunny persona fool you, once you are having a lesson from him you better start paddling and catch that wave!
Since making the switch from the enemy (we aren’t allowed to mention their name) he has made all of our guests super happy and comfortable and countless people are now able to ride green waves thanks to his enthusiastic encouragement!
The sunset classes are relaxing where meditation and pranayama practices are integrated. Paying attention to individual needs, either physically or mentally, is important in her classes. A good talk to get to know the students is the best way to reach this goal. To be able to give some attention and love to someone, is the main reason for her to teach.
Web Dev, Globe Trotting Multigazillionaire
An annual visitor to the Surf Berbere Morocco surf camp Stevo has pulled out some of the greatest fancy dress outfits known to man. The “pokemon” is not a strange sex move but an all in one piece that fits in every respected surfer’s travel bag – This is thanks to the way Steve changed our perceptions!
Surf Camp Host
Always smiling and willing to help, she’s not afraid to remind the other staff what needs to be done, but she’s ever so nice about it!