Surfing in Oualidia, Safi, Morocco

Skill Level:
Right And Left
Best Wind Direction:
Marrakesh or Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco and one of the busiest cities in whole Africa. It lies close to the foothills of the impressive Atlas Mountains and a few hours away from the famous Sahara Desert. The climate here is classified as hot semi-arid climate, with mild humid winters and dry summers. Marrakesh is well-known for its hospitality, markets, souks and cuisine. The city boasts several museums and sites of historical interest.

Safi is a port city in western Morocco, approximately two hours drive from Marrakesh. It is famous for the long, beautiful beaches and world-class surf spots. The majority of the surf breaks accommodate experienced surfers, but there are many other sites nearby, perfect for surfers of all skill levels. Oualidia is one of them.

It is a sheltered beach and reef break that offers consistent surf. The optimum wind direction is from the southeast and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The best surfing period is during winter months, due to bigger swells. In addition, the best tide position is all tides and the ideal tide movement is rising and falling tides. At summer the wind blows offshore 6%, at autumn it blows 17%, at winter 22% and at spring 11%.

Last but not least, there are companies operating on spot that provide lessons and all the necessary equipment, as well as transportation to the surf site. So, visit Oualidia as soon as possible and experience the best surfing ever!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Marrakech
179km/111.3mi, 2h 49mins
Head south on Avenue Ahmed Ouaqala. Sharp left to stay on Avenue Ahmed Ouaqala. Continue to Place Al Mourabitine / ساحة المرابطين. Slight right to Boulevard Prince Moulay Abdellah / شارع مولاي عبد الله. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to Route de Safi. Continue to طريق آسفي / N7. Slight right to طريق آسفي / N7. Keep right to continue to طريق آسفي / N7. Slight left to stay on طريق آسفي / N7. Continue to follow the N7. Open right turn to stay on N7. Turn left into the P3440. Turn right onto the R201. Slight left at P3440. Turn left into the P3430. Turn right at P2331. Slight left at P3430. Continue to R202. Slight left at P3430. Turn left onto Avenue Hassan II/R301. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit.
Marrakesh-Menara Airport,
185km/115mi 2hours 56mins

ONCF is the national railway operator.


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