Off the beaten track adventure 2019


Coming together, sharing waves, getting to know a new culture, eating local cuisine – all this is what matters to us. For our next surf adventure, we want to show you one really special place, a beautiful and unexplored part of Morocco – Mirleft & Sidi Ifni. Even though Mirleft has a lot of great surfing spots to offer, not a lot of people make their way down there. This means for us: Empty lineups, rural coastlines, beautiful surf spots and a glimpse of the real Morocco. Together with our friend Momo, who grew up in Mirleft,  we’ll explore all the hidden spots together… the spots behind the dunes, at the end of the stony road, down the cliff. You’ll be amazed by this beautiful piece of Earth.

Mirleft & Sidi Ifni

Mirleft is a small, Berber town located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the mountains. Positioned by the seaside, the town is known for its beautiful, tranquil beaches; which have become the best-kept secret in Morocco. Mirleft and Sidi Ifni offer some wonderful places for those who wish to enjoy their time, relax, and recharge themselves.

Surfing

Momo will be our head coach. He has been surfing since he was little kid and has developed an irresistible passion for the ocean. He loves the thrill and is hunting big waves all around the world. But no worries, we’ll find waves for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Depending on the waves and tides we’ll have 1-2 surf sessions every day and Momo will help you to make the first steps on the board, to get your surfing game to the next level and to improve your technique. We’ll divide you in different groups, depending on your level. Twice during that week, we’ll make a video analysis to get the best out of your surfing!

The spots: In Mirleft we have a great variety of point and beach breaks, from mellow longboarding waves to hollow waves. You will not get bored of surfing the same spot every day as we’ll show you different spots stretching along the coast with over 100km.

What else to expect?

Apart from our daily search for waves, we’ll offer a daily yoga session during the week to get back in tune with your body.  We’ll also spend one night in the desert under the stars to share some crazy bonfire stories, visit the traditional Berber Museum and make some fun excursions to explore more of Morocco’s Southern side.

Our professional photographer Aljaz Babnik will capture the whole experience, leaving more than just a memory. You can follow his wonderful work already on instagram @aljazbabnik.

Food

We offer traditional local cuisine, such as tajine and couscous as well as really (!) fresh fish straight from the ocean (vegan/vegetarian options available).

Accommodation

Our villa is situated in front of the ocean,  just a tiny footwalk away from the beach with a breathtaking view. We have the opportunity to relax, unwind and unstress. Between our surf sessions, you can enjoy our common spaces: sunny courtyard, cozy Moroccan salon and large open terrace.

When & Where:  21st – 28th of September (Saturday til Saturday)

Price (per person):  

Shared room: 875€ (max. 4 people)
Double bed: 900€ (2 people)
Private room: 925€ (1 person)
Private Suite: 975€ (ocean view, double bed, balcony, own bathroom) (2 people)

Levels: All surfing levels welcome

Maximum amount of people: 15
Minimum amount of people: 5

What’s included:

  • Free Agadir shuttle (from Agadir Airport or Agadir bus terminal)*
  • 7 nights of Accommodation in a villa with swimming pool
  • 3 meals per day – Traditional cuisine and vegan/vegetarian options
  • Daily Coaching sessions with experienced surfers
  • Free surfboard and wetsuit rental
  • Daily yoga session
  • 1 night camping in the desert
  • Photography by Aljaz Babnik (35€ extra)
  • 2x Video Analysis

*note: when you fly to Marrakesh, you can take a bus to Agadir or we can arrange a pickup, which will be extra-charge (depending on how many people)

How to book:

  1. Fill out the registration form on Surfers Collective or drop us an email to marie@saltinmyhair.com if you have questions
  2. Pay the deposit of 200€
  3. Wait for the adventure to begin

Reviews of our last off the beaten track adventure:

“I am beyond grateful for the time together and for everything, you guys have done to make this experience unforgettable. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people, crew and destination.”

“An important message I learned is, that it doesn’t matter where you are or at which place you live (a nice villa or a camp in the desert), it can always feel like home. That’s how I felt after being with you and the other guys.”

“The villa and Mirleft made a great location, I loved being somewhere more relaxed than Taghazout for a change. I loved the view from the villa and the rooms were lovely and well kept. Food was really tasty and plentiful and the kitchen staff was great.”

“Surfing – I really liked how this was pretty informal overall (NOT like a ‘traditional surf camp’), you guys really catered to our individual skill levels and offered tips to each of us. I felt my surfing improved a lot!!”

Airlines

  • Ryanair
  • Easyjet
  • SunExpress
  • Transavia
  • Air Arabia
  • Lufthansa
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • British Airways

What else?

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MEET THE TEAM

Mary

Mary loves the ocean more than everything and finds her office in the ocean. She is inspired by singlefin-surfing, photography and experiencing new cultures. Get in touch with her to plan your next adventure and ask her everything you want to know.


Momo

Momo is originally from Mirleft and knows all the spots perfectly. He has several years of coaching and teaching experience and will take good care of you. Momo is now living and working in the UK and can’t wait to come back to share his home town and spots with us.

Aljaz

Aljaz Babnik is an award-winning filmmaker and professional photographer. He has been filming the short film I AM HOME during our first retreat, a short film, which was shown on more than 20 surf film festivals. He can’t wait to chase some waves with us and capture our best moments.

SEE YOU SOON

Let’s make this happen and jump into the water together…

If you want to see some memories of our last “off the beaten track” retreat, you can check out our article: Magical Morocco

 

 

One Comment

  • Hi, I just came across the offer for the surf retreat in Morocco. I‘d like to give it a thought and will get back to you. What kind of rooms do you offer – single, double?
    Kind regards
    Cornelia

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