Our surf school is located in Sidi Kaouki, south of Morocco. It is a small village of fisherman and surfers, with a population of less than 300 people. There is a great vibe here with plenty of sun, beaches and tasty fresh fish! It’s less than 30 minutes drive from the magical town of Essaouira. This special place attracts people worldwide. Morocco, the gateway to Africa, is a popular destination for many people.
Hey there, thanks for checking out our post. We are Mouhssin and Yassin Kharbouch, Surf Twins Essaouira!
We are passionate about surfing and have both been surfing since we were children. We have over twenty two years of experience between us! Born and raised in Essaouira we know all the surf spots and have been working as surf coaches for several years. We have our own surf school in the heart of Morocco.
The story of how we began surfing is an interesting one. When we were young, we would go to the beach in Essaouira everyday to play football with our friends. One day we spotted some tourists surfing in the ocean and became very curious about this sport. We wanted to try it out badly but spoke no English or French at the time. We used our body language with some big smiles to ask surfers if we could try out their boards. Eventually somebody agreed and as soon as we entered the water, we were addicted.
Shortly after, we started volunteering at a surf school to get some experience and worked multiple surf jobs up until a year and a half ago. We decided to follow our dream and set up our own surf school on the lovely beach of Sidi Kaouki, Morocco!
We offer surf lessons and trips in Essaouira to suit your needs. Whether you’re a beginner or looking for some extra tips, you will improve your surfing while having a great time. If you are interested then check out the rest of our website where you will find all the information you need! Have a look at these pages if you are interested in a surf trip or looking for some surf lessons. If you decide to come to Morocco, make sure to check out our surf school.
If you are looking for other reasons to come to Morocco then check out the next section!
Why Choose Morocco?
Morocco is such a diverse country which is why it such an amazing place to visit. There is something here for everyone, whether you like having an active holiday or just chilling out on the beach.
In Morocco you can find deserts, beaches and mountains all within driving distance. There is just so much choice that you are bound to find something of interest here!
There is no shortage of beaches here. Morocco is the holy grail of surfing. If you are looking to surf, the beach of Sidi Kaouki and other beaches around Essaouira are perfect for you. Other good surf locations to check out are Imsouane and Taghazout! If you have any questions about surfing in Morocco don’t hesitate to send us an email and we will help you out.
If you are looking to chill and tan, Morocco is what you are searching for. For more activities check out our page here!
The Atlas Mountains and Rif Mountains are both situated in Morocco and are perfect locations for hikers. If you are looking for a big hike then the Atlas Mountains are the place for you. If you are looking for something smaller, the Rif Mountains’ are amazing and are filled with forests and caves.
The Sahara Desert is a fascinating part of the world. Traveling in the desert is a special experience as you get to see the natural beauty of an extreme landscape, and how humans have survived and adapted there.
Depending on what type of adventure you are looking for, you may explore different areas in Morocco. Weather wise, it is colder in the North (Atlas Mountains) and warmer in the South (Sahara Desert). For Europeans, Morocco is the perfect destination as you don’t have to plan too much.
One of the main attractions for travellers when they choose Morocco is the culture. From the friendly people to the delicious food, Moroccan culture is an unforgettable experience.
Morocco is a country full of history. There are many historic cities with old fort walls still in place. Essaouira was once the capital of Morocco. Portuguese, Spanish and French all came by boat to the port of Essaouira to exchange products with Moroccans. The current capital of Morocco is Rabat.
The official languages of Morocco are Berber and Arabic. French, Spanish and English are also spoken in the country.
Morocco is the perfect destination for travellers as it’s full of some of the friendliest people in the world. The locals are so helpful and will go out of their way to give assistance if you ever need it. The majority of Moroccans in big cities speak good English and are fluent in French.
Many Moroccans are skilled in making their own products. Examples include argan oil, pottery, rugs and bags. These creations are made using beautiful traditional designs.
Markets have a big presence in Morocco and are one of the country’s greatest attractions. We highly recommend taking a trip to a market to get a real taste of the culture. You can find a Moroccan market in the medina of any city you are staying in!
Moroccan cuisine is some of the best in the world. The blend of spices with fresh meat and vegetables creates some delightful local dishes, the most well known being couscous and tagine.
Known as the national dish of Morocco, couscous is made from tiny steamed balls of semolina. It’s often cooked with spices, vegetables and dried fruit. Vegetarians will love this dish!
Tagine is a slow-cooked dish named after the handmade pot it is cooked in. Similar to a stew, it is usually made with meat plus a variety of spices, vegetables, nuts and dried fruits. You can also get this dish without meat for vegetarians!
Morocco is an amazing place to visit, whether you are surfing or not. There is just so much variety here that it caters to all types of people. If you decide to visit our surf school in Morocco, make sure to check out this page for more information. I hope you enjoyed our post, the great Atlantic ocean welcomes you!
Mouhssin and Yassin Kharbouch – Surf Twins Essaouira
Photography by Thor Arne Hauer – www.marrakech.no