The travelers’ Mecca of the 60s and 70s, Morocco, is still a fascinating mix of Islamic, Arab, African, and Berber cultures with a lot of influences of European countries like France, Spain and Portugal.
Moroccans are mostly Muslim but they absolutely do not live their religion as an obsession.
Morocco, a country in northwest Africa bordering on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is only an hour away by ferry from Spain, but the deep traditions and the Islamic culture make it a mysterious and fascinating place that seems much far away from Europe. Even after the Spanish and French colonization and the presence of cosmopolitan cities like Casablanca and Rabat, you can still feel the strong presence of an ancient past coexisting with today’s everyday life. Geographically Morocco is divided into different regions: the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal area, the metropolitan cities on the flatlands, the Atlas Mountains and the Rif, the oasis in the south and the pre-Sahara desert.
Winter surf camps
The climate in Morocco varies according to the area and the altitude. Generally the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts enjoy a mild climate with hot summers cooled down by the breezes coming from the Sea and the Ocean; with short winters. The weather becomes more extreme in the interior with very hot summers and cold winters. Winters are dry and due to cold breeze off the Atlantic coast, and even though summers are extremely hot, the breezes ease the heat.
In the Atlas Mountains temperatures can fall down to below zero, at high altitudes snowfalls are heavy and the peaks stay snow-capped well into the summer.
Morocco is well known throughout Europe for its pleasant climate, especially in Agadir area, offering from 23º to 28º in winter (which allows for outdoor sports all year round) for the wide offering of leisure tourist activities and for its spectacular waves, whose break frequently between the months of October and April. Autumn has the best weather in Morocco. It’s when the trade winds end and the north-eastern winds stop blowing with intensity, and swells start to form sending to the coast big, perfect waves, generally accompanied by soft offshore winds. Here you will enjoy the true Atlantic juice.
Morocco is the most western of the African Countries, the French and Spanish heritage is evident in the architecture, the food, the arts and the music. French is the other recognized official language next to Arabic and this country has always been considered the gateway to Europe from Africa. All these influences make Moroccan culture varied where the artistic expressions benefit from the colorful inputs of many different backgrounds.
The original inhabitants of Morocco were the Berbers who, today, represent 60 per cent of the population, maintaining their language and tradition alive.
Moroccan people are traditionally very friendly and welcoming.
The market culture is deeply ingrained with daily and weekly markets present everywhere, the souks, covered and open-air markets selling everything located in the old city quarters or in squares are a meeting point between city people and farmers from the villages.
Due to the Islamic faith, Moroccan people don’t drink alcohol and therefore bars are rare, however coffee houses are very popular representing the core of social gathering in the cities; it is not unusual to be invited to drink a mint tea, their national drink, as an offering of friendship.
People express themselves in many different ways from the art of making carpets, jewels and textile fabrics to carving, painting and music. Music is in fact deeply ingrained, everywhere you go in Morocco you’ll find music, groups playing at marketplaces, or in cafés in the evening especially during Ramadan. The most popular music expression is the “muezzin”, the music that gathers the worshippers to pray from the minaret tops.
The biggest religious event on the Moroccan calendar is the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the daytime and feast at night. Traveling during this time is entirely possible, and the restrictions don't apply to non-Muslims, but being respectful will be always appreciated.
Ramadan dates are for 2008 (1429): Sep 1 - Sep 29, for 2009 (1430): Aug 21 - Sep 19.
are recommended for surfers of all levels (beginner, intermediated, and advanced). For the beginners, we have these spectacular sand beaches that get good little waves all year round. And if you are an experienced surfer, without a doubt, the winter camps are perfect for you: we recommend for your solid surf to travel to Morocco in the season up to the end of April.
Our Surf Camp operates all year round.
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