Surfing in Taghazout
Taghazout formerly known as a fishing village is nowadays all about surfing.
It holds one of the most famous surfspots in Morocco: Anchor Point. A long and strong point break. At Taghazout you can discover and surf numerous surfspots as Killers, Hash Points, Panorama’s.
Taghazout offers all kinds of waves, from gentle beginner waves to heavy reef breaks for more advanced surfers. The waves around Taghazout have natural wind protection from a cape, which can switch northeast trade winds to offshore breezes.
Check out the location, surf forecast and detailed practical information below.
Surf spots near Taghazout
Taghazout has numerous surf spots, we’ll name 9 of them. With a short description. And they are all almost in walking distance from each other.
Requires a long period NW swell. Offers a challenging ride with its steep take-off and endless sections. It’s frequented by surfers during mid-high to high tides, and its popularity is due to the lengthy rides and increasing wave size.
The most consistent wave, especially during NW swells. The spot can handle waves up to 15m in height and is known for its powerful waves. It offers both a challenging experience for seasoned surfers and a sheltered inside section that’s good for beginners.
A small A-frame that provides fun, performance walls for all surfers. It’s best during the push when the high tide is approaching, and it offers both lefts and rights. The “Wall” section has fresh water bubbles coming from the rocks, which is a unique feature of this spot.
A location where the sand combines with the swell to sometimes offer barrels. It provides a decently long wave and can work during both medium and high swells.
Named due to its proximity to the town and its popularity among surfers. It breaks in the direction of the town and is an excellent spot for beginners. It’s particularly active during mellow swells.
Often favored by Anchor’s aficionados. It can get quite fast and tricky, especially during larger swells. It’s less crowded, making it an attractive spot for those looking for a quieter experience.
Located near a small rocky headland, this right-hander spot offers less punchy waves, making it suitable for beginners or those looking for a relaxed session. It’s best during afternoons when the tide is low.
Nestled between the town and Anchor Point, this spot offers both small and more considerable waves. It’s a long and easy right break, ideal for beginners.
Several spots named after the distance from Agadir. These spots are fast and tubular on low tide and can get crowded with local surfers.
Surf forecast Taghazout
More about surfing in Taghazout
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+++ for advanced surfers
+++ for intermediate surfers
+ for beginners
Taghazout has some of the most perfect right hand pointbreaks you will ever surf. It offers a variety of spots that can suit any surfing abilities, as well as any swell, tide and wind variations. But nog beginners at Anchor Point please.
The Taghazout area in the south nestles behind a big cape, which funnels the predominant north winds (from october to april) into an offshore direction. Which is good. Summer months will see more onshore winds.
Where is Taghazout?
Taghazout is located 20 kilometres from Agadir. This charming fishing village is easily accessible by taxi or bus. Agadir has an airport. You can also fly to Marrakech. But from there it takes several hours to get to Taghazout.
Where to stay?
Taghazout has a lot of (surf)hostelsin and near the village.
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What to do?
Besides surfing there’s a lot to do. Visit Marrakech or Essaouira. Go to the typical markets. Get some local food from the Tajine. It’s delicious.
Not really. It’s not always clean everywhere, which is a downside for the youngest children. But most of all Taghazout is more a surf, sleep, repeat destination.
No worries mate. The village is packed with surfshops, surfcamps and surfschools. You’ll get your board and lessons easily.
Soon, we’ll be showing more Moroccan surf spots. Stay tuned.