What is the Best Time to Surf in Morocco?

The Best Time to Surf in Morocco

The swell season of Morocco starts in September through April. This is the best time to surf in Morocco, as you will find consistent swell, relatively fresh water and warm air temperatures. The winter storms in the North Atlantic spin northwest swell down to the points and reef breaks. 

Spring and autumn have similar conditions with hotter air temperatures, less consistent swell and fewer crowds. The summer months hold flat waves compared to the winter season. Summers are mostly avoided by advanced surfers, but you can find medium and more consistent waves to surf in the South of Morocco at all times of the year.

Keep reading to find out more about surfing conditions, water temperatures and wave sizes per season.

Surfing in Morocco in the Winter: January, February and March

Surfing in Morocco during the winter months can lead you to experience pretty big waves at the coastline of Morocco. Are you planning to surf in Morocco during the swell months (January, February and March)? These months are great for more advanced surfers. 

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

Surfing in Morocco in the Spring: April, May and June

The 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 April, May and June make for great conditions to practice your surf skills in a safe way. Another advantage of surfing in the Spring is that, as this season is typically less popular for surfers, you won’t be bothered by big crowds during your surf trip!

Another advantage of planning your surf trip in Morocco in the Spring season, is that the temperatures are increasing, with an average water temperature between 16 and 23°C (61-73°F) in the Agadir region. Although the water is getting warmer, you should still wear a wetsuit to prevent hypothermia.

Surfing in Morocco in the Summer: July, August and September

If you plan your surf trip in Morocco in the summer, you will be greeted by consistent swell and relatively warm water temperatures. As the coastline of Morocco is a popular destination for not only surfers, but also groups of friends and families, you should opt to go for some of the less-traveled 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 get sunburnt easily. July is the hottest month in Agadir with an average air temperature of 26°C (79°F). Water temperatures linger around 69.6°F / 20.9°C in July, August and September.

Surfing in Morocco in the Autumn: October, November and December

Are you an intermediate or advanced surfer? Then you will love the Agadir coastline in the autumn. When the summer season is over, the crowds get smaller and the waves get bigger. The swell season starts in November, which makes for great waves to improve your surf skills.

Don’t forget your wetsuit on your aAutumn surf trip to Morocco. In the Agadir region, water temperatures reach an average of 20.7°C in October, November and December (69.3°F).
In conclusion, each season has its ups-and-downs for surfing in Morocco. When you are planning your surf trip to Agadir, you should take into account your level of surf skills, whether you like to be away from the crowd, and your preference for the weather. KosaSurf Morocco offers year-round accommodations in our surf hostel. You can now book your surf trip in the Agadir region with us!


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