FAQ

Typically women and men in Morocco wear the traditional all covered  “Jelaba” . In addition, women typically wear scarves “Hijab” (to cover the hair) while older men wear hats. However, in the more metropolitan area’s western style clothing is the norm.  Younger generations, professional women wear western suits in the business world, and transition to more western clothing (shirts/blouses, tank tops, jeans, shorts, skirts, etc) in a more relaxed environment.  Similarly professional young men wear western style suits, shirts and jeans, shorts, etc. The choice of clothing depends largely on location (town/city) age, economic status and occupation of the individuals. As a Surfer visiting a beach destination it is acceptable to wear a 1 or 2-piece bathing suit while at the beach.  Local people who might get offended, do not often go to the beach. Dress appropriately on tours of mosques, holy places and small, rural village .You should be respectful of local culture and will need to dress conservatively. If you don’t know, what’s appropriate, watch the locals.
Tap water is safe to drink, however bottled water is available and relatively inexpensive (approx 1€ for 750 ml bottle).  Bottled water is recommended.
Moroccan law prohibits smoking in most public buildings. At your accommodation, there will usually be an area (e.g. roof terrace) where smoking is permitted. Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol, Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. Moroccan wines are often excellent and a small range of pleasant Moroccan lagers and, on occasion, imported beers and wines are available. Alcohol is not sold in Tamraght or Banana Village but can be bought in Super markets in Agadir, otherwise you can find licensed restaurants and bars  to serve you.
No visa is required for European, American and Canadian visitors to gain entry to Morocco.
Many direct flights connect the major European airports to Morocco , with flight times to Agadir between 2-4 hours. Our Surf House  is 30 mins from Airport Al Massira Agadir and 3 hours by the high road from Airport Menara Marrakech . Road transfers from Marrakesh can be easily arranged . Please contact us if you would like  to arrange a transfer or would like a quote. To book your flights you can check those companies :
Yes, indeed it’s safe. Morocco’s economy is very dependent upon tourism and continues to be a favorite holiday destination for Europeans (3rd favorite for the French). Homeowners, reforms have been put in place to ensure visitors experience in Morocco is as carefree as possible .
No vaccinations are needed (or required) to visit Morocco. In case of emergency, our staff is available to give you the first aid. , there are hospitals and clinics in Agadir. Medical charges will apply according to the treatment received so make sure you have travel insurance before you arrive. There is pharmacies in  Banana Village which are open everyday.
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The official language is Moroccan Arabic, however French is the recognized business and higher education language. Berber language is also spoken by a large majority of Moroccan Berbers also known as Amazigh people (native Moroccans).  English and German are often spoken in popular tourist destinations.
Besides your personal belongings, you should bring:
  • sunscreen;
  • sun block for the face (you can also use Zink cream for sensitive areas like, nose, lips and cheeks)
  • aloe vera (relieves sunburn)
  • sunglasses and cap
  • beach towel
  • waterproof ear plugs if you have “sensitive” ears or hearing problems.
  • Swim Suit to wear underneath the wetsuit.
The temperature in Tamraght drops down quite a bit when the sun goes down, so make sure you bring some warm clothes (jacket, pants, long sleeves, pullover) as well as your beach gear.
Abo Surf Camp is located in the Agadir region of southern Morocco in Tamraght village on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Conveniently located 35 min from Agadir international airport it’s a short hop ( 2-4 hrs) from most central European cities. It’s the closest place for any European surfer to get year round warm water, perfect waves and a unique cultural experience.
World phones can receive calls as long as International roaming is enabled. Check with your service provider to avoid high fees and huge bills.  The general telephone system in Morocco is a modern system with all typical capabilities.
Laptops and electronics from  Europe or US will usually work in Morocco, assuming to have access to an electric plug adapter, European adapter. Morocco voltage is 220 V, 50 Hz (two pin round plugs).  Always check your laptop or electronic items to make sure they can handle 100-240 volts
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