Where is Hash Point Surf Camp?
The village of Taghazout is 45 minutes north of Agadir on the southeast coast of Morocco. Flights to Agadir take 2-4 hours and leave from most big European cities. Hash Point Surf Camp itself is located directly on the sea-front with the atlantic waves lapping at the doorstep, and one of our staff will happily meet you on arrival to welcome you to the village and the camp.
How do I get there?
Many airlines fly directly to Agadir and even more fly to Marrakech. The website www.skyscanner.net is a great way to find the best-priced fares, just search for flights to Agadir and you will be pleasantly surprised by the low prices from Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways and more. We provide transport from Agadir Airport to Taghazout on request.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL FROM MARRAKECH TO AGADIR?
You can get from Marrakech to Agadir with the CTM or Supra tours bus which costs around €10. The bus will take you about 3-4 hours. We provide transport from Agadir Bus station to Taghazout on request. If you want to travel directly from Marrakech airport to Taghazout we can arrange you a private taxi.
Do I need a Visa?
EU passport holders with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date do not require a visa to enter Morocco for tourist purposes. If you hold a passport from outside the European Union we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy.
What is the Moroccan currency and where can I get it?
The Moroccan currency is the Dirham. Exchange rates are around 10 Dirhams to 1 Euro, 13 Dirhams to 1 British Pound, and 8 Dirhams to 1 US Dollar. In almost all cases, Dirhams can only be obtained within Morocco. Generally the cheapest way to get the currency is to withdraw using your Visa or Mastercard account from one of the many ATMs in the airport or in Agadir. There are also currency exchange facilities in the airport. Taghazout does not have an ATM, and the nearest one is in the village of Aourir, which is a five minute drive away. This machine and many other ATMs in Morocco do not accept Maestro and can be unreliable, and so if you have a VISA card we recommend you bring it.
Traveller’s cheques are not a good idea for Morocco. They cannot be exchanged at the airport or in Taghazout and there are only a few places in Agadir that will change them.
Is Morocco safe?
Morocco is a very safe country. Tourism is an important segment of the economy, and the government is very serious about maintaining security for tourists from around the world.
What clothing should I bring?
Morocco is a tolerant muslim country and especially in Taghazout, both men and women are welcome to wear shorts and t-shirts around town. Swimsuits and bikinis are also normal on the beach. If you are coming in the winter you probably need some warm clothes too as it does get cooler in the evenings.
Do I have to bring any surf equipment?
Feel free to bring anything you want, we have a board storage in the house, however we do provide everything you will need to hire all year round so don't worry. We have a large selection of boards and wetsuits for surfers of any level and will provide all extras down to the wax.
What is the food like?
A wide selection of European and traditional Moroccan food is available in many restaurants and cafés throughout the village as well as from our own kitchen. There are also plenty of options to cater for vegetarians or other dietary requirements.
Can I buy alcohol?
Though not as strictly controlled in Morocco as in other islamic countries, it is still not sold in most small towns and villages. However, you can buy alcohol in supermarkets and bars in Agadir—beer, wine, and a modest selection of spirits.
Is there internet?
There is free High speed Internet (Optic Fibre) available at the camp, and numerous cafés and restaurants around town also provide free wifi. So if you want to come and work in between surf sessions no problem!
What are the electricity plugs like?
Moroccan voltage is 220V, 50 Hz (two-pin round plugs). Always check your laptop or electronic items to make sure they can handle 100-240 volts.
Do I need any vaccinations or medical precautions?
You do not require any vaccinations or anti-malarial medicine for a visit to Morocco. We do suggest to bring loperamide and ORS as dehydration is common. There is a well-stocked pharmacy in the village where you can buy any small things you need at good prices. We are also fully equipped with first-aid materials at the camp and will bring emergency aid with us on any surf excursions.
Can I buy surf supplies?
Hash Point Surf Camp runs one of the best-stocked surf shops in the village and you can get everything from a new stick of wax to new and used boards and wetsuits.