faqs

BLUE WAVES

FAQS

BOOKING
HOW CAN I MAKE A BINDING RESERVATION?
As soon as you’ve filled in the online registration on our website, your place on Blue Waves Surf House is reserved. You’ll get more info on payment arrangements with the email confirmation of your booking. This reservation is binding and if you cancel there will be cancellation fees (see General Terms & Conditions)
GETTING TO MOROCCO
MOROCCO INFO
VISAS FOR MOROCCO

Visas are not usually required for European Union Passport holders for stay up to ninety days. Please note however that Passport must be valid for six months from the date of entry into Morocco. An address of accommodation is required, which we will supply.

From outside the European Union we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest Moroccan Embassy.

MOROCCO SECURITY

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.

MEDICAL INFO

No vaccinations are required for visitors to Morocco and anti-malarial precautions are not necessary. We have first aid equipment along with staff trained in administering first aid. In case of an emergency, there are hospitals and clinics in Agadir, medical charges will apply according to the treatment received so make sure you have travel insurance before you arrive. There are a well stocked pharmacies in Anza and Tamraght which are open every days.

PHONE & INTERNET

Nearly all networks work in Morocco, contact your network for call charges, coverage is pretty good. Also there are an abundance of public phones (coin and cards). International call charges are relatively cheap. There is free wifi available in our Surf Houses.

FOOD

A wide selection of European and traditional Moroccan food is available in many restaurants and cafes throughout the village as well as from our own kitchen. There are also plenty of options to cater for vegetarians or other dietary requirements.

CLOTHES

Morocco is a tolerant muslim country and especially in Agadir area. 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, but not too much, we have a semi-tropical weather with incredible conditions all year around.

VOLTAGE AND PLUGS

Moroccan voltage is 220V, 50Hz (two-pin round plugs). Always check your laptop or electronic items to make sure they can handle 100-240 volts.

FINANCES
WHAT´S THE CURRENCY ON MOROCCO?

The Moroccan currency is the Dirham. Exchange rates are around 11 Dirhams to 1 Euro, 13,5 Dirhams to 1 British Pound, and 8 Dirhams to 1 US Dollar.

HOW AND WHERE CAN I CHANGE AND GET MONEY?

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. Anza have an ATM and also currency Exchange office. Tamraght does not have an ATM, and the nearest one is in the village of Aourir, which is a two 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.

CAN I PAY FOR MY SURF CAMP ON THE SPOT?

We ask for a down payment via bank transfer. You can pay the remainder of your surf camp on arrival with cash (dírhams or euros). No credit card payment possible on location!

BLUE WAVES SURF HOUSES
SURF BOARDS

Feel free to bring anything you want, we have a surf shop with surfboard storage in the house, with such a large range and choice of waves you may want to bring a whole quiver of surfboards. To generalise, the majority of waves are right hand point breaks from soft, slow, rolling spots to heavy, fast barrelling spots. Bring equipment to suit your ability and what you want to surf. If you don’t want to go big, your everyday board will suffice, there’s nearly always somewhere sheltered.

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.

SURF SUPPLIES

Blue Waves Surf House runs one small surf shop and you can get everything from a new stick of wax to fins or leashes, sun cream, etc

TOWELS

Towels are not included in the prices but we have bath towels in our Surf Houses (extra fee 3€). Please bring your own beach towels or ponchos.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE ON MOROCCO?

Morocco is an all year round destination for great surf and great weather.  Blue Waves Surf House is open all year. The summer months (April – October) see small to medium swells with surf mostly on the beaches and reefs on the more exposed north west coast. This is a great time for anyone looking for fun, uncrowded warm water surf. There are some bigger days during this time for those looking for something more challenging.

During the winter months the waves, that have made Morocco famous, come to life. There is a huge variety of surf in this area of Morocco. There are not many places like it in the world. The region has something for everyone, from ideal beginner waves to challenging reef ledges. Intermediates and those new to the sport should not be put off or worried. Due to the nature of the coastline there is almost always somewhere sheltered and manageable, and those looking for something challenging won’t be disappointed. Morocco is blessed with well over 330 days of sunshine a year. Between the months November to February there is a small chance of rain, although statistically it is unlikely.

TERMS & CONDITIONS



 

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