We have been dreaming about it for a long time and now the time has come. Chanti and I have teamed up with Travel Surf Morocco to do our first saltinmyhair retreat at a very special surf spot: Imsouane. This is not just our most favorite wave in Morocco but also the place where Chanti’s and my friendship began. Two girls with a thirst for salty water and mellow waves have met there for the first time and now, 3 years later, we are there to share the magic of this place with you! #fuckingexcited
While we have both been traveling all around the world, Morocco had something special and we both decided to settle down here for a while to enjoy the culinary highlights, the beautiful culture and a lot of amazing surf sessions.
And this winter we want to share a very special week with you. We have teamed up with the laid-back surf camp Travel Surf Morocco, which is led by longboarder Youssef and his wife Elsa, and will organize a crazy week of surfing, yoga and good vibes.
Youssef is my longboard icon as he has a really smooth and elegant style and he will teach you, together with the skilled longboarder Mohamed in the art of surfing. Depending on your level, we will have beginner classes, as well as coaching for the more advanced ones. We have boards and wetsuits at the camp, so you do not need to worry about anything.
The spot: Imsouane is the longest right-breaking wave in Morocco and is a very mellow and fun wave. The spot is located in a fishertown away from the hectic city life. But we also have the surfspot Cathedral, which is steeper for the more advanced people.
Most of us don’t associate yoga with surfing, as they’re just two different activities, but surprisingly, engaging in both can have a dynamic effect on each. Our yoga instructor will bring you in good shape for the next swell with her yoga practice. Learn to breathe deeply, clear your head and strengthening the body.
Depending on the tides we will have either morning or evening yoga sessions:
S U N R I S E
- Vinyasa Yoga (60 min): a playful dynamic class with beginning sun salutations
S U N S E T
-Yin Yoga (75 min): a slow-paced and gentle class where poses are held for longer periods of time
Situated in front of the ocean, it’s just 5 min walk from the village and the spots (Magic bay, Cathedral Point and the Reef). Between two sessions, you can chill in your room or enjoy common spaces: sunny courtyard, cozy Moroccan salon and large open terrace.
During the longboard surf & yoga week you’ll get some delicious and traditional Moroccan food, such as tajine and couscous as well as really fresh fish straight from the ocean.
When & Where: 19th – 26th of January or one day later 20th – 27th of January 2018 (depending on your flights)
Price: 595€ (545€ if you book before the 24th of November 2017), flights not included
Levels: All surfing levels welcome
Maximum amount of people: 12
Minimum amount of people: 5
- Agadir transfer (Agadir Airport or Agadir bus terminal)
- 7 nights of Accommodation in front of the ocean
- 3 meals per day – Traditional, yummy Moroccan breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Unlimted water and fresh fruits
- Daily Coaching sessions with experienced surfers
- Free surfboard and wetsuit rental
- Daily yoga sessions (75 minutes)
- Free Goodie bag (supported by Saltwater Shop and other brands)
- Extra: 10€ for Surf Photography
How to get there:
- Frankfurt Hahn – Marrakesh (Ryanair)
- Düsseldorf Weeze – Marrakesh (Ryanair)
- Hamburg – Marrakesh (Ryanair)
- Köln – Marrakesh (Ryanair)
- Amsterdam – Agadir (Transavia)
How to book:
You can make a reservation by writing us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Afterwards, we’ll get back to you with all the needed information.
MEET THE TEAM
Youssef and Mohammed
… are responsible for surf instructing
… is organizing this special week with us and making this awesome retreat possible
Our yoga instructor
… will make sure that you are all relaxed and stretched.
… will be taking photos throughout your stay.
I guess it’s time to book a flight, have fun and be ready to share some waves. See you in the water!