Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE IS SUNSHINE SURF MOROCCO?
Sunshine Surf Morocco is located in Tamraght in the region of Agadir, Kingdom of Morocco a.. Due to its convenient geographical position, it is really the nearest place for European surfers to enjoy top waves, sunshine and warm weather all the year long at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. It takes 40 min to drive from Agadir international airport, which is a short hop (2-4 hrs) from most central European cities.HOW DO I GET THERE?
The easiest way to get to Agadir is fly to Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA). It is served by Royal Air Maroc, British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, TUI, Transavia. The flying time from London is just three hours, from other major European airports it will take between 2-5 hours. If you are traveling from the USA, you can connect either in Casablanca or at a European airport, as there are no direct flights to Agadir. From Agadir Al Massira Airport it’s a 40 min drive North along the picturesque coastal road. If you find it more convenient you can also fly to Marrakech Menara Airport (which offers connections to all over Europe) – we will be able to arrange a transfer for you. Just inform us beforehand. Agadir is 160 miles from Marrakech and it takes just about two hours to drive on the new motorway; it will cost approx. 100€ for 4 people.DO I NEED A VISA TO SURF IN MOROCCO?
Visa is not required to enter Morocco for tourist purposes for EU passport holders, as well as for Russian Federation, the USA and New Zealand citizens. You can stay in Kingdom up to 90 days. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months before your return date. If you are a citizen of any other country, please, get in touch with your nearest Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco. More informations here: http://ma.embassyinformation.comCAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?
Although we do not have special baby facilities, we welcome children of all ages.CAN I ALSO MAKE INDIVIDUAL, PERSONAL PACKAGES?
Surely! We can make a personal package for you. It could be a birthday, anniversary, group trip, any solemnity or you would like to spend time on your own. We provide you with all services you need to enjoy while surfing and discovering a multi-faceted culture of Morocco. Accommodation, surfing, equipment, catering, trips, concierge services! You name it!CAN I SPEND CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR AT SUNSHINE SURF MOROCCO?
Surely! Each year we organize Christmas and New Year’s parties for our visitors. Get prepared for an exotic experience over here. You are welcome to join us and have some great New Year’s Eve waves here while enjoying the sunny weather.HOW ABOUT CASH? WHAT IS THE CURRENCY? WHERE CAN I GET IT?
The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, denoted as MAD or Dhs. It’s a rather stable currency and exchange rates are around 11.20 dhs to the 1€, 14 dhs to 1£ and 8.20dhs to 1$. The Dirham is officially designated as a closed currency meaning it can only be traded within Morocco , however, Dirhams are being sold and bought in travel agencies and at major airports in several countries (notably the UK). You will find exchange facilities and ATMs in the Moroccan airports. There are also plenty of ATMs in Agadir. Notice that there are no ATM’s in Tamraght, the nearest one is in Aourir, a 5 minute drive from Tamraght. Most ATMs in Morocco do not accept Maestro, if you have a VISA card this would be a better solution. It is advisable not to take travelers cheques as it is very difficult to find a bank that will cash them, the commission rates are high and are charged per cheque.CAN I USE MY PHONE? IS THERE INTERNET?
There aren’t problems with connection in Morocco. Nearly all networks and operators work here. In Tamraght you’ll find a plenty of public phones, which work with coins and phone cards (available to buy in all shops). The charges for international calls are relatively low. In the villa, there is free high-speed wi-fi. There are also broadband internet cafes in Tamraght.WHAT IS THE SURF IN MOROCCO AND WEATHER LIKE? WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?
Sunshine Surf Morocco is open all year round. And it is not for nothing! Morocco is an all year outstanding surf destination. The weather is warm, especially in its Southern part, where we are situated. During the winter months it is advisable to bring a 4/3 or 3/2 wetsuit. During the summer months the water is warming up and you should be okay with a summer suit (2/2 or 3/2).
The swell during summer is most of the times small to medium (from May to September), but you will still find glassy and bigger waves. During winter the swells are more consistent and you will find some big sets rolling in. There is a huge variety of surf and that is what Moroccan coast is famous for. The region has something for everyone, from ideal beginner waves to challenging reef ledges. No one will be disappointed! The sun shines in Morocco for at least 300 days a year. The weather is mild. Between November and February, there is a small chance of rain, although statistically it is quite unlikely.WHAT ABOUT BOARDS SHOULD I BRING? DO YOU RENT EQUIPMENT?
With the big variety of waves it is difficult to give you the perfect advise. But bring the equipment to suit your ability and the swells you would like to surf. Mid-winter waves can get up to 15ft, so if you want to surf them, bring something suitable. Sunshine Surf Morocco provides you with every shape and size of board; wetsuits and everything you need. These are all included in the full package price.WHAT ABOUT CLOTHES? WHAT WILL I NEED?
Morocco is one of the most tolerant Muslim countries out there. Shorts, t-shorts, flip-flops are all suitable. Swimming costumes and bikinis are normal on the beach. However, if you are walking in the town it is advisable to cover your hands and don’t wear your shortest shorts. Just respect the local customs. Also bring some warm clothes for the winter period, as evenings can be quite chilly.WHAT FOOD CAN I EXPECT?
You’ll be impressed with the variety and taste of the local cuisine! It is known all over the world. Our chef will prepare a mixture of Moroccan and international dishes each week.SUNSHINE SURF MOROCCO SUPPLY TOWELS?
Yes, but only bath towels. Please, bring your own beach towels.DO YOU CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETS?
It is normal that some people have special requirements in diets. We recommend you to inform us beforehand as we can prepare everything necessary to meet your needs. Even though you should be aware that not all ‘specialized food alternatives’ are available. Please contact us for details.
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