Spanish And Surfing In Ecuador

Surfing and Spanish is a wicked combination if you are heading out on a South America Gap Year. No boring classrooms, but learning Spanish on the beach. You will be staying in Montanita, a funky beach town and the capital of surfing in Ecuador. You become a great surfer as you will be taught by worlds best competitive surfing champions. No surf experience is needed.

Surfing and Spanish is a wicked combination if you are heading out on a South America Gap Year. No boring classrooms, but learning Spanish on the beach. You will be staying in Montanita, a funky beach town and the capital of surfing in Ecuador. You become a great surfer as you will be taught by world’s best competitive surfing champions. No surf experience is needed.

 Spanish And Surfing In Ecuador

  • Learn Spanish at an award-winning language school
  • Learn to surf from world known surf professionals
  • You do not need to have experience in surfing or Spanish
  • Stay in the most popular surf spot in Ecuador, Montanita
  • Surf trips down the coast when your skills are well developed
  • Very social seen: surfing, activities etc. are organized in groups
  • Great trip to make new friends and travel onwards with them
  • Perfect start for your South America Gap Year Experience

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Spanish and Surf Ecuador

Award winning Spanish language school

Learn Spanish in MexicoImagine hearing the crash of the Pacific ocean as the waves hit the beach, while you grasp the basics of Spanish. Besides that learning the language is essential if you plan to take a gap year in South America. So what better way to prepare yourself or improve your Spanish, than by doing it is a fun environment?

Our partner Spanish School in Ecuador, is one of the most original and exciting Spanish academies in South America. They are winner of numerous awards, including the language star awards (being nominated as one of the top 5 language academies in the world).

We particularly love this language school as it is the way the classes are delivered that adds a little spice to the whole learning process. When you add this to the fact that the language school is based in Montanita, one of the most popular backpacking beach towns in Ecuador it is a great chilled out place to hang out learn Spanish and get into the South American swing.

Intensive Spanish

The Spanish School provides small mini-group Spanish. We pride ourselves on the quality of these courses. You can expect to receive plenty of help with your Spanish with 4 lessons per day, 5 days per week. With 6 different ability groups you will be with others also keen to learn, at the same level. The levels follow the standard European Educational system of A1 to C2. By having others in your class it is an excellent way to stay motivated, practice what you are learning and to meet other students, many of whom travel onwards after the course.

Classes consist of 2 hours of largely Grammar based learning. We make it fun! Then there is 2 hours of more conversational or activity based Spanish, to put into practice what you have learned. We have found this approach to be extremely effective.

Small groups for effective learning

The groups are very small, normally 2-6 persons. So you will get lots of attention, and your learning needs are catered for. Occasionally we will not meet our minimum numbers per class in your ability group. In this case your lessons will be replaced with 15 hours of private one on one lessons.

The amazing surf lessons

Every day (from Monday to Friday) you will have 1.5 hours surf classes. You will practice in small group so you learn to surf quickly. The quality of the surf instructors teaching you how to surf are amazing! Instructors and surfers from Montanita are (comprise half of the Ecuadorian National team) placed in the TOP 10 in Billabong ISA World Surfing Games 2011 in Panama! And you get learn to surf with these guys! Unbelievable! So then once your surf skills are a little more established, we will hit the road: Every second weekend we load up the surf truck and make a short surf trip up or down the coast. This is the perfect occasion to practice those new moves you have been learning in class and explore some of the more secret surf spots which are usually guarded as local knowledge.

No experience needed

Most people on this programme are in the same boat. Montanita is perfect for beginners and advanced surfers alike. The waves at low tide are a little more relaxed for beginners. When you are feeling confident, grab your surf board and get out there at high tide, where the biggest waves are waiting to challenge your new surf skills. You will certainly gain some impressive surfing ability, with one of Ecuador’s top instructors who came an impressive 17th in the World Championships on hand to get you moving through the water like a surf crazed torpedo!

Extra programme activities

It’s not just surfing you could combine with Spanish, there are other options available locally to add some more thrills or chills to your language course.

  • learn salsa
  • learn yoga
  • learn kitesurfing
  • or do the surf and scuba combo!

Accommodation

ecuador classroom (11)Our accommodation is a perfect combination of location, quietness and luxury! The accommodation will be shared with maximum 4 other travellers. You will stay with four other in a dorm or you can upgrade to a Cabana. This all is located in a stunning Eco Resort.

About the Eco Resort

Eco Resort means, recycled water to feed our large and growing garden (please bring biodegradable soap and shampoo if possible), solar powered outside lighting, rainwater collection for the large and tempting swimming pool (and Jacuzzi – a life saver to soothe the aching muscles – the ones you never knew you had – after an afternoon surfing), and a recycling system. Do you wish to see more picture? Please visit our blog with this link.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

It is hard to tell when is the best time to go. It also depends on what you prefer. The average temperature is 28 degrees Celsius. The period from December to May is the rainy season. During this period the temperature is higher, there is more sun, but also some (heavy) afternoon rain showers. From June to November it is much dryer, but also a bit cooler, even chilly in evenings. If you prefer higher waves you should go from December to May. The waves are around 1.5 meters, now and then up to 2 meters. The waves from June to November are between 0.5 and 1 meters. The peak season is from June to August and in December and January when many tourists visit Ecuador. Please book early (also your flights) if you wish to go in this period to make sure you get a good deal.
You will absolutely not be lonely on this programme. Therefore it is best to start on the first Monday of the month as many more participants will starts at the same time. One of the reasons we set group starting dates. But if you wish to start another date, no worries, there are always people surfing and learning Spanish at the location you are staying at! So, you will make lots of new friends and have an amazing experience!
No worries, most people on this program are in the same boat. Montanita is perfect for beginners and advanced surfers alike. The waves at low tide are a little more relaxed for beginners. When you are feeling confident, grab your surf board and get out there at high tide, where the biggest waves are waiting to challenge your new surf skills. You will certainly gain some impressive surfing ability, with one of Ecuador’s top instructors who came an impressive 17th in the World Championships on hand to get you moving through the water like a surf crazed torpedo!
Yes, the quality of the surf instructor teaching you how to surf are amazing! Instructors and surfers from Montanita are (comprise half of the Ecuadorian National team) placed in the TOP 10 in Billabong ISA World Surfing Games 2011 in Panama! And you get learn to surf with these guys! Unbelievable! So then once your surf skills are a little more established, we will hit the road: Every second weekend we load up the surf truck and make a short surf trip up or down the coast. This is the perfect occasion to practice those new moves you have been learning in class and explore some of the more secret surf spots which are usually guarded as local knowledge.
Its is not just any language school. It is set right on the beach a stones thrown from the Pacific and you will be enroll in a multi award winning language school. There are 4 lessons per day (1 hour duration), 5 days per week. With 6 different ability groups you will be with others also keen to learn at the same level. By having others in your class it is an excellent way to stay motivated, practice what you are learning and to meet other students. There are a maximum of 6 students per class so you learn pretty fast.
Yes, if you want to have a crash course, we can also offer one to one lessons – 20 hours a week. Please contact us for additional costs.
Montanita is the place where you will be staying. It is a small coastal town where around 1,000 people live. It is a multicultural beach town and worldwide know within the surf community. But the surf is not only in Montanita. There are hundreds of miles of other breaks all throughout the coast. If you want a deserted first class break, you can easily find it! And surf boards are allowed in local buses.
Also other water sport can be done here, like water skiing, scuba diving and wind surfing. Montanita is one of the most liberal places in Ecuador and the atmosphere is very relaxed. You will hear a lot of reggae and hippie music and see many portraits of Bob Marley, Che Guevara and John Lennon while walking on the streets. Montañita is filled with bars, restaurants, and cafes that cater to all the budgets and tastes. During the peak season, there are many electronic and house music festivals on the beach.

If you are not convinced by now… Here are some more reason why you should join this programme:

  • People do not generally speak English in South America. Spanish is required.
  • Learn Spanish at an award-winning language school.
  • Montanita is one of the coolest surf towns in South America.
  • You will have lots of fun and learn a language at the same time.
  • You have surf lessons world pro surfers and you live in a cool place!
  • You spend your gap year constructively! Learning a language and a new skill (surfing).
Lots of people come to Montanita to learn Spanish and hang out before heading on with their travels to South America. If you are a little nervous about travelling or going alone, this is a great program to ease yourself into South America, and get you set up before you head off on your travels. It is not uncommon for our groups to travel together after the program and people often meet others wanting to do the same adventures.
With regards to money its quite difficult to say how much you will need. Really depends on your choice of food. At the restaurants around town the meals are between 1.50 and 5.50USD. What you spend has also to do with how much you will be drinking and partying, how active you are with the activities throughout the town etc. It really depends on the student how much they spend in Montanita. You can live off as little as $5.00 daily if you cook all meals, and spend up to $30 if you eat out and go out more often. A realistic daily budget if you live aware of money and don’t go out to eat every day is $15-$20. I hope this helps, but please do not complain when you spend more because you love to party!
Flights from London to Quito or Guayaquil, which is only 2.5 hours away from Montanita, will start from 650GBP. But it really depends on the date of flying and how much in advance you book your flights. Please note that this is an indication.
Unfortunately not, as this program is called Spanish and surf for a reason! However we have plenty of other fantastic surfing programs which do not require Spanish lessons, so contact us and we can talk you through your options.
There are two cash machines and a small bank where you can withdraw money from while you are there. If ATM’s not work? There are two ATM’s in town, and there are issues sometimes due to electricity shortages or errors in the system or sometimes they are simply out of money (especially at busy times like with the surf championship going on). However, these issues are usually solved within a day. There is always the option to go to the bank teller and withdraw money there with a bank-/ credit card and the student’s passport they can withdraw up to $1000. So if the ATM’s don’t work, this is always an option (except for Sundays where it’s closed).
Extra costs: From the airport (Guayaquil) we offer transfer, however they are not inclusive. The transfer from Guayaquil to Montanita costs £80, the return trip costs   £70 . Most people opt for the bus, only 6 or 7 dollars and very easy. Other extra costs are if you wish to hire a surf board for when you have no activities planned. Its 80 USD a week, to be arranged and paid locally.
Meals are great and there are plenty of restaurants. There are lots of meals with fruit, veggies and rice here!  There are even veggie ´fast food restaurants´: vegetarian fast-food joint offers soy hamburgers, organic tofu, natural yogurt and a long list of delicious fruit and vegetable extracts. So for vegetarians there are a lot of choices too!
The board rental usage is included during the classes, but not outside of these times. If you wish to use boards after class you can rent one by the week:  $60 for the first week and $30 for every week thereafter. this is paid locally.

 

Duration Option Price  
2 (Week)Shared DormGBP 650Book Now
4 (Week)Shared DormGBP 1499Book Now

Included

  • Pre departure information before you leave
  • Surfing lessons (Monday to Friday and 1.5 hours per day)
  • Spanish lessons in an open air environment (Monday to Friday and 4 hours per day)
  • Accommodation
  • All Spanish course materials
  • Other excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Internal flight from Quito to Guayaquil (30 minutes and around $38)
  • Meals and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Transfers to Montanita (private pick up can be arranged for a £80 fee)

Dates

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Lima Surf ConneXion

A fun arrival pack in Peru with a difference, you get to hang out with our English-speaking surfer dude guides and see Perus capital city through the eyes of the local. Normal run-of-the-mill city tours this is not, this is about discovering the exciting underbelly of Lima and definitely not following the usual tourist trail. Choose two out of four day trips, take a surflessons and enjoy a friendly warm welcome with a homestay on your first night, with airport pickup included.


A fun arrival pack in Peru with a difference, you get to hang out with our  English-speaking surfer dude guides and See Peru ´s capital city through the eyes of the local. Normal run-of-the-mill city tours this aint, this is about discovering the exciting underbelly of Lima and definitely not following the usual tourist trail. Choose two out of four day trips, take a surf lessons and enjoy a friendly warm welcome with a homestay on your first night, with airport pickup included.

The Lima Surf ConneXion

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Airport Pick Up

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Crash Pad

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Guided Intro

This is not a long trip, but it doesn’t have to be. You pack in a lot into two days, with an airport pickup, a warm safe welcome, comfortable place to stay a day out in Lima on both days plus a surf trip it’s the perfect start to a Peruvian adventure and great to combine with a South America Travel Pass.

The Lima  Arrival Pack

What makes this trip so good is the team waiting for you to welcome you on arrival. Xtreme Gaps contacted in Lima is Carlos pictured right), a local surf legend who has been teaching people to surf in and around Lima for years. This makes it more than just a Lima arrival pack, with some awesome Xtreme activities thrown in, we will show you around the city like a local with a choice of two different styles of tours, plus a surf lesson in one of the city’s great surf spots.

Carlos will go out of his way to make you feel welcome is also passionate about his home city.  After 2 days of hanging out with Carlos and the team you will be ready to hit the backpacker trail and will have firmly found your travel feet. You may have already picked up a little Spanish and found a new surfing addiction!

Our Peru arrival pack highlights include

  • Or warm welcome to Lima with an airport pick up
  • One nights bed and breakfast with a homestay
  • A tour of the citys classic sites or funky modern neighbourhoods
  • Surf lesson in the Pacific Ocean
  • All the advice and help you could need from an English-speaking Peruvian resident
  • Predeparture pack and connection via Facebook to your in country contact prior to leaving.

 

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Learn to surf, hang out with the Xtreme team and experience the real Lima.

Mysterious, iconic and Xtreme \” that just about sums up Peru and the amazing adventure-filled trip that awaits you! Your excitement levels will be going through the roof as you arrive in Lima and you think about all the things you are going to see and do over the next 19 days and where better to start than the country´s capital city. Underneath the chaotic atmosphere and often foggy skies you´ll find a stunning historical centre worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status, art galleries and museums galore and cool nightlife.
To make you feel at home in Lima we have included homestay and get to know the real Lima with our resident Xtreme Gap surf dude!  Carlos is Peruvian and lives to surf and loves his home city.(He is actually our resident surf instructor and one cool dude, you will be in good hands).

That means on this trip you will be checking out the city and seeing it through the eyes of a local, a world away from your typical tour of tourist traps.  A city tour with local guides who will show you the most interesting sites, including the spectacular Monasterio de San Francisco and Plaza de Armas, and tell you all about the Incan and Colonial past. Even if history isn´t your strong point, we guarantee you´ll be fascinated.  We will  give you a taste of what Lima has to offer,from this great shopping sites, to funky Bohemian districts we make it quite flexible so we’ll take you to places you are genuinely interested in rather than your typical tour.

In the afternoon you are free to roam around the centre, checking out the markets and possibly trying one of the local delicacies, Cuy. If you´re Spanish skills aren´t up to scratch yet we can tell you that this is roasted guinea pig (sorry fluffy!). You´ll be pleased to know that there are oodles of restaurants and different cuisine available though.

The Lima ConneXion arrival pack is two days one night, so on day three is time to travel to Cuzco

No Spanish No problem.

This program is particularly good if you do not speak much Spanish, or are a little uneasy about your arrival into South America (experience shows that after a couple of days you settle into the travel lifestyle pretty easily, but the first two days usually have the biggest culture shock involved on any trip).

Included activities on this trip are quite varied, from surf lessons to 2 day tours, you can choose the style of the tour you wish locally, from bargain shopping, the big sites in Lima, or checking out the funky nightlife in bohemian neighbourhoods.
Naturally being an arrival pack there is also airport pickup included.

You can choose from one of the following combi tours:

  • Lima Historic—Cultural places (city tour) around Lima
  • Shopping: Checking out the local markets, visiting some local markets, surfshops,looknig for bargains
  • Milaflores Xtreme (Some local payments nessassary) – Explore one of the most modern and exclusive districts of Lima and try your hand at some Xtreme Sports like paragliding!
  • Bohemian Barranco—The arts district and one of the most culturally rich districs in Lima

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

You will be met at the airport by Xtreme Gap representative they will have a sign with your name.
You can easily combine Inca trail trek with this package. You would need to get to Cuzco which is a 14 hour bus journey so we advise you leave a couple of days in between doing this package and starting the Inca Trail. Make sure you book the Inca Trail pack through us well in advance so we can purchase your permit as they sell out many months ahead..
Make sure you check out some of our South America travel passes, the Lima loop and the Peru and Bolivia travel pass are excellent options. If you wanted to travel north we have a pass going from Lima to Quito as well.
Do not worry you will be well looked after, we don’t expect you to have surfed before but we are sure you will have a bit of a buzz and maybe even a new addiction after trying out.
Duration Option Price  
3 (Days)GBP 179Book Now

Included

  • Airport Pick Up
  • One Surf Lesson
  • All Surf Equipment
  • Experienced Surf Instructor
  • 2 Combi tours of Lima (Choose your own prefered one locally)
  • One Nights home stay accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • All Transport

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Spending Money
  • Meals

Dates

There are no set start dates for this programme; just contact us with your preferred arrival date.

Xtreme Surf Trio Cape Town

Xtreme Surf Trio, Cape Town
For all water sports junkies out there…….Join the Surf, Kitesurf and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trip. Three fantastic sports combined in a three week trip to Cape Town with a cool surf house as your base giving you all the luxury and chill time you need. No experience? No problem, train with our professionals from all over the world giving you all the support you need!

For all water sports junkies out there…….Join the Surf, Kitesurf and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trip. Three fantastic sports combined in a three week trip to Cape Town with a cool surf house as your base giving you all the luxury and chill time you need. No experience? No problem, train with our professionals from all over the world giving you all the support you need!


Triple Action. Kite surf, Surf & SUP in Cape Town

Three weeks to learn or improve your skills in kite surfing, surfing and stand up paddle. At a stunning location just outside of Capetown with views on Table mountain you will spend 3 fantastic sporty weeks. One week of surfing, one week of kitesurfing, with an IKO certificate on completion of course and one week of SUP.

Be part of a group in the ultra cool surf house a stones throw away from the beautiful beach! You can be  active in the water every day, enjoy the buzz of Cape Town at night, and make new friends.

 Highlights

  • Three amazing water sports with instruction from the best (and most fun) instructors
  • Free use of all equipment 5 days a week
  • Get kitesurf IKO qualified, recognised worldwide
  • Stay in a super cool beach house
  • A big chance to see dolphins and whales while in the water
  • Fridays is Braai nights (South African meal), plus camp fires
  • Go snorkelling to find seals at the weekends
  • Mountain bike trip
  • Various cool activities to book at weekends


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The Details

This three-week trip starts on a Sunday and finishes on Saturday. The three weeks you will be based in table view, with epic views to Cape Town and table Mountain. On your doorstep is your new playground Bloubergstrand. A huge white sandy beach which was just made the kite surfing stand up paddle and surf. It’s an epic place to hang out and become a watersports God.

It’s important to note all of these activities are weather dependent so the below is to be taken as a guide :

Week one surf lessons

From Monday to Friday you have a two hours surf lessons a day with a professional surf instructor. After the lessons you have enough time to try again and again because surfboard rental is included for five whole days.

Week two kitesurf lessons

From Monday to Wednesday you have kitesurf lessons, we teach you all you need to know to get in the water without an instructor and get you qualified. This gives you two more days to practice with another beginner kitesurfer, because we include two more days of kitesurf gear rental.

Week three SUP lessons

From Monday to Friday you have a two hours lesson in SUP a day with a professional instructor. After the lessons you have enough time to try again and again as board rental is included for five days.

On the last day we will take you on a social SUP trip. Using bikes to go up into the mountains and then SUP the river down. A fantastic way to spend the day showing off your new found skills………..

Extra

A day trip to go snorkelling with seals! How cool is that?

Cool beach house accommodation

Your home away from home is a beach house close to the beach where all the action takes place and with a view to Table Mountain.   It houses about 30 people who will all be doing kitesurfing, surfing and SUP, all joined by the common bond of water sports, partying and travel. Makes for a great evening swapping stories over a few beers!

You share your room with two or three others.

Facilities

  • Communal kitchen, great to socialise and keep to your budget on your trip
  • Communal chill area with beanbags and tv
  • Great outside space with benches and bean bags, great place to relax..and have parties
  • Linen
  • Wifi
  • BBQ area, free to use
  • 20 minutes approximately from Cape Town centre (bus stop very nearby)

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course you can. In these three weeks we can teach you how to surf, kitesurf and SUP, even if you are a total novice.
Not really, because you can join whenever and there will always be people coming and going. You will have lessons with others and will be part of the community soon enough. Many travellers join this programme alone, and it is all very sociable. Don ´t be afraid you will be alone, we will show you an awesome time!
It is a 20 minute bus ride, and buses stop across the street from the accommodation.
Our location is on one of the best beaches in town, but we will  take you to where the best conditions are depending on your level
Local shops have anything you need and you can store your groceries in our fridge. There is a vending machine for drinks.
There are a few and a new one just opened around the corner, which is a great place to hangout.
Sorry, sheets only.  You need to bring your own towels and beach towels.
There are sharks in Cape Town area. However, a local kiter has never seen one in the five years he has been kiting along these beaches. There are hundreds of people in the water at any one time enjoying a the sea and sunshine and no kiter has ever been taken by a shark. Sharks are not usually a problem.

Price

Duration Shared room 3/4
3 Weeks 1099

Included

  • We email you lots of information before departure with all trip details
  • Airport pick up included
  • Orientation on arrival
  • Five days surf lessons, 2 hours a day plus use of equipment for five days
  • Kitesurf   beginner qualification after three days, plus two extra days equipment rental
  • Five days SUP lessons, 2 housr a day plus use of equipment for five days
  • Snorkelling adventure to swim with the seals, equipment included
  • Mountain bike trip
  • Accommodation in a cool surf beach house
  • Linen
  • Meal (Braai) on Friday
  • The coolest parties! Trust us!

Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Optional extra excursions
  • Use of surf, kitesurf and SUP equipment at weekends
  • Bath towels and beach towels
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Transfer back to airport

Dates

We have multiple departures per month. Please contact us for specific dates & availability.

Morocco Surf Camp

Discover why Morocco is fast becoming this season’s hottest surf destination. A cool eclectic blend of culture and world-class waves make the Xtreme gap surf camp in Morocco the ideal bolthole to spend a week learning to surf with the best of them. Plenty to do in an out of the water you can become a surf dude Berbere style. One in two weeks surf trips whether you want to learn from scratch or you are a seasoned surfer.


Discover why Morocco is fast becoming this season’s hottest surf destination. A cool eclectic blend of culture and world-class waves make the Xtreme Gap surf camp in Morocco the ideal bolthole to spend a week learning to surf with the best of them. Plenty to do in an out of the water you can become a surf dude Berbere style. One in two weeks surf trips whether you want to learn from scratch or you are a seasoned surfer.

 

Morrocco Surf Camp

Shrouded by the mountains that stretch deep into Morocco´s heart, perched perfectly on the warm swell of the West African Atlantic, the fishing town of Taghazout has become home to the Xtreme Gap Surf Camp. Devoted riders themselves, these guys are passionate about everything surf and dedicated ambassadors of the waves.

Morocco surf camp highlights:

  • One week in the eternal sunshine becoming a surf God.
  • Hanging 10 on some the best beach breaks in Africa
  • Devouring the mouth watering Tagine, was watching the gorgeous African sunset
  • Learning to surf with friendly Berber surf guides
  • Riding camels and riding waves with guaranteed blue skies and good surf
  • Stretch and relax with included yoga sessions (yoga option)
  • Haggling with the best of them in true Moroccan style

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The Xtreme Gap Morrocco Surf Camp

The surf camp is one week seven days six nights.

Morocco Surf Camp (24)The Moroccan south coast is fast becoming a haven for anyone looking to conquer some waves while exploring the mosaic of desert, mountain, beach and bustle that this country ” a gateway to the African continent – offers.

Quality not quantity is the name of the game here, in terms of both waves and experience. The surf camp packages have been developed to maximise riding time and surfer development, while the opportunity to participate in a wholly immersive experience, with salt-spray waves in the day and spiced up tagine at night, is what´s given these guys their great local reputation.

The Xtreme Team

Being dedicated surf instructor means knowing your sport, and we´re really passionate about making the best surfers out of all our campers. All our instructors are qualified by the Moroccan Surfing Federation or the French Surfing Federation, have passed Nick Thorn´s BSA, and have grown up surfing these beaches, so they really know the local swells and turns.

We structure our beginner lessons to encourage surfing development over a week, while more advanced surfers can get detailed technique advice – from choosing the right waves to technical maneuvering.

We´re the only surf school in Morocco that will get you riding with the locals, which means that you´re right in the thick of Taghazout´s surf culture from the get go, with that all important insider knowledge that will help you get the best breaks and longest rides.

The Surf

Our instructors are hounds in the hunt for the most pristine waves, and we can guarantee they will get you surfing the breaks that suit your level and style. Whether it´s the points´ right peelers, the reef breaks in Mysteries and Boilers or the beginner´s beach breaks at Devil´s point, you´ll be sure to find something worthy of your ride here.

When you´re Not Surfing

Surf Instructor Course Morocco (4)Odd as it may sound, we realise that surf camps aren´t always about surfing. They´re about riding waves and discovering different places too, and we don´t want anyone to leave us without their fair share of Morocco – from the dust clad foothills and mountain vistas of the anti-Atlas mountains that shroud Taghazout from behind, to the babel of local fishing village life, the hubbub of Agadir´s bazaars, and the sporadic countryside forests nestled in the aptly named and nearby Paradise Valley.

So, if you or the surf is ever feeling flat, just quiz one of the team, and we´ll point you in the right direction for any activity that takes your fancy. Whether you want to sustain the adrenaline of the waves dune biking in nearby Massa game park, get traditional with a camel ride, raise some sand galloping your way across Taghazout´s surrounding beaches, or soothe those out-surfed muscles with a local Moroccan argan oil massage, we’ve got it all!

There´s also the opportunity to unwind with top quality yoga instructors, who take classes for as low as £12 in local currency in some of the most panoramic spots in the area. You can stretch those aches and pains out, while the sea spray rises from Anchor point below and the Moroccan sun drops behind the horizon.

Finally, if you just want to chill, drop into the Hash Point Cafe where you can watch the Atlantic waves break over the rocks with a fragrant Tagine, some freshly caught fish, or ” if you´re feeling less adventurous ” one of the Cafe´s famous bacon double cheeseburgers. (There´s also a wealth of surf gear available for rent in the Cafe, and the manager Rachid is always happy to talk surf, food and local culture).

Accommodation

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At the surf camp you really will live and sleep by the waves. The camp duck-dives the swell all night; sitting literally on the shoreline, you will never be too far from the action, and whether you´re dusting off a tagine on our dinner-time roof terrace or chilling out with some surf vid action in our lounge, we guarantee that reassuring sound of a crashing wave will never be too far away.

Your accommodation will be shared, in apartments close to the Xtreme Gap camp, nestled in the square roofed, sun baked buildings of Taghazout, just a stone´s throw from some of Morocco´s greatest breaks.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

You can join all year round, most people join starting on Sunday until the following Sunday although not all flights match up to this from certain destinations. Checked low-cost airlines on sky scanner.net you will be surprised to find incredibly good value flights into Morocco. After booking you are free to book your flights please let us know your flight details and we will have you picked up from the airport on arrival.

Arrival and Departure

We offer a pickup service from Agadir (If staying for 2 weeks or more – Not valid for 1 week trip, fair is split between the group) just let us know your flight number prior to departure. If you want to make your own way, let us know in advance an estimated arrival time and we´ll be ready to check you in. If you arrive early it´s no trouble, you can surf your way through the day while we prepare your room, which should be ready by the afternoon. We also offer a taxi service which is a good idea for late arrivals and can save you a trek through Taghazout´s labyrinthine streets at night.

On departure, we ask you leave your room by 11am so we can prepare the camp for new arrivals, but if you have a late flight, even better, just leave your stuff with us and think of it as an excuse for another day on the waves!

The currency in Morocco is a Moroccan Dirham, it is possible to exchange your pounds or euros at the airport and the nearest cash machine to the surf camp is in Agadir, so we recommend you bring enough money with you to cover your spending money as there is no ATMs located near the surf school. It is possible to take a taxi to withdraw money should you require.
Yes absolutely, Morocco is a great place to learn and are surf instructors are some of the best in the country.
NO. The reasons we encourage a week long stay with a weekend arrival and departure is so that you get the absolute maximum out of your experience. We can structure our surf lessons to suit you best, we can show you as many spots as possible, and we can take you on trips to explore the area. But it´s no problem at all if you can´t make the whole week or a weekend to weekend trip ” we are 100% flexible and we can still guarantee you´ll have an awesome time!
Duration Option Price  
1 (Week)DormGBP 449Book Now
2 (Week)DormGBP 829Book Now

Included

  • Airport pick up (Split fair)
  • Shared dorm accommodation (upgrades to double possible) six nights
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
  • Transport to various breaks depending on wave conditions
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Rental of all types of surf boards
  • Five surf lessons per week
  • five yoga sessions (yoga option only)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Return airport drop off (bookable locally)
  • Excursions to local attractions on non-surf days

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“The staff at both the surf camp and cafe were awesome and extremely helpful. The communal dinners were great and a great place to socialize. The rooms, restaurant and terraces are set in an amazing location!  more reviews here.”
Jean D