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by cymruambyth7 Online Now Sep 24, 2007 at 11:53 PM

Is it easy to hire a surfboard in agadir? and what type of boards are they?

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    by john9159 Online Now Oct 14, 2007 at 3:08 PM

    Most travellers take their own surfboards to be safe, I cannot vouch for the condition of any that are hired out. There is not a strong belief in such things as insurance or health and safety here.
    Agadir’s coastline has some of the world’s best surf spots such as Anchor Point, Boilers and Killers. Reefs with very long right handers and excellent beach breaks for all levels, from total beginners to experts.
    Agadir beach itself is not ideal but a few kilometres north of Agadir lies the fishing village and surfing Mecca of Taghazout. Although Taghazout has become a surfer hideaway, the village still lives according to the local tradition. Much of the activities are related to tourism and there are many restaurants and shops around geared to travellers.
    There is an excellent Surfcamp near Taghazout in Tamrhakht, open all year, all inclusive and for all levels, offering guided tours to the best spots in the area while providing surf classes for beginners. Instructors speak perfect English, French and Spanish. They have French Federation and Lifeguard diplomas.
    Another 20 minutes up the coast there are long stretches of beach in Tamri that pick up most swell when all the other spots are flat. Getting in and out of the water is hard, since there are lots of very sharp rocks (Rating 5.5).
    Further north you can probably find more breaks, but finding access to them is the hardest bit. South of Essaouira are some more surf spots but they are often blown out.
    The beaches of Agadir can occasionally be good, but water quality is questionable.

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