If like the Stoked Surf Adventures crew you can’t get enough of the surf or you’re hooked on the idea of learning to ride waves, then why not turn it into a great way to work and play around the globe. Founder, Chris, did just that and it lead him on the amazing adventure he’s still on, in fact, he even ran this course at one point!
Our 12 week Surf Instructor experience – run by our buddies at Surf Berbere – is based in the surf Mecca of Taghazout, deep amongst the Berbere culture of Morocco. With start dates every September and January this course caters for all levels of surfer, so whether you’re just starting out or you have a heap of experience in the water, you’re in great hands.
The coastline around Taghazout boasts an insane amount of surf spots, ranging from the mellow beach breaks of Crocs or Devils Rock, right through to the reeling points of Bannanas or Killers. Of course there’s the world class breaks of Anchor Point and Boilers so you’ll barely spend a day out of the water owing to the consistent swell.
Not only will you walk away with a world recognised Surf Coaching qualification, but you will also have the opportunity to gain work experience at the camp too, an invaluable reference to get you started in the world of Surf Instructing.
It’s not all surf, you’ll be living a mere stones throw from the ocean in the heart of the town. Volunteering at the local Primary School and English Club will get you involved in local life and throughout your stay community projects will help you give back to the village in which you’ll be based.
When the swell isn’t pumping or you simply need a break, you’ll find yourself exploring a bit more of Morocco, including the gorgeous Paradise Valley or nearby city of Agadir..
It’s 12 weeks combining the perfect mix of sun, surf, culture and epic times!
Agadir Airport, Morocco
8am – 9am: Cafe KR Buffet Breaky: Every morning we lay out a spread of fresh fruits, yoghurts, cereals, locally baked breads and spreads, plus some pancakes to get you ready for an action packed day.
9:15am: Meet Your Instructors: We have the most lovely surf instructors and we’ll do the intro’s at breaky then they will take you up to our surf shop to organise your board and wetsuit for the day. They’ll give you a big bottle of water for the day as well.
10am: Hit the beach: But don’t charge for the water just yet, first, we need to make sure you get a proper warm up and some instruction. Down at the beach we have a couple of hours of coaching (no more than 8 guests per instructor, but generally it is 2 – 5 guests per instructor).
12.30pm: Salads & Delicious Baguettes: A tasty packed lunch is served down at the beach. Gone are the days of getting a crusty cheese baguette! We try and get you a nice mix of healthy and nutritious salads with locally sourced ingredients. (If you have an allergy or intolerance just let us know, we’ll happily cater for you). In addition there are some fresh fruits, crisps, nuts and cookies!
1.30pm – 4pm: Surf & Beach Activities: Our instructors are on hand to give you more coaching in the afternoon, but if you feel your arms can’t take it any more, we often have a game of frisbie or footy on the go down at the beach. Fancy reading your book, also fine, we have our umbrellas set up for you to chill out and relax!
4.15pm: Home Time: We try and get back to the surf camp for around 4:30 to 5pm each day, this gives you a bit of time to relax, have a shower or a coffee before our yoga class.
6pm: Sunset Yoga: Relax and stretch out those muscles in our open air studio enjoying stunning views over the ocean. It doesn’t get much better than this, lying back to clear skies as the sun slowly sets over Anchor Point.
7:30pm: 3 Course Dinner: Every evening we have a delicious, hearty dinner prepped by our in house chef Mohamed and his team. Most evenings there is a starter of a soup or salad, followed by a mix of traditional meals such as tajines and couscous, to the less traditional brochettes and bbq fish. Momo’s apple crumble is something to watch out for as well!