Welcome to Banana Village, the hidden gem of Aourir, Morocco, where a vibrant surfing culture and epic waves await. Nestled along the captivating coastline, this coastal paradise has gained recognition among wave enthusiasts worldwide. In this article, we’ll explore the rich surfing culture, the allure of the waves, and why Banana Village is a must-visit destination for surfers of all levels.
Banana Village boasts a thriving surfing culture that is deeply rooted in the local community. Here, surfing is not just a sport; it’s a way of life. The village exudes a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for surfers seeking an authentic experience. Embrace the warm hospitality of the locals, who are passionate about sharing their love for the ocean and the art of riding waves.
Prepare to be captivated by the diverse range of waves that grace the shores of Banana Village. The region is blessed with consistent swells and favorable wind conditions, creating a paradise for wave enthusiasts. Whether you’re a beginner eager to catch your first wave or an experienced surfer seeking a thrilling challenge, Banana Village has something for everyone.
Anchor Point: Renowned as one of Morocco’s premier surf spots, Anchor Point offers world-class right-hand point breaks that can deliver long and powerful rides. This iconic wave has attracted surfers from across the globe, and its consistency makes it a favorite among enthusiasts.
Banana Beach: Located just a stone’s throw away from the village, Banana Beach is perfect for beginners and those looking to improve their skills. The gentle, forgiving waves provide an ideal learning environment, while still offering fun rides for more experienced surfers.
Killer Point: As the name suggests, Killer Point is for the more advanced surfers seeking a thrilling challenge. This powerful and fast-breaking wave demands skill and precision, rewarding surfers with exhilarating rides and memorable experiences.
Banana Village caters to all your surfing needs, with a range of facilities and amenities designed to enhance your experience. Surf camps and schools offer professional instruction for all skill levels, ensuring that beginners receive proper guidance while experts can further refine their technique. You’ll find surfboard rental shops stocked with a variety of high-quality equipment, so you can easily hit the waves without the hassle of carrying your gear.
While surfing is undoubtedly the main attraction in Banana Village, there’s more to discover beyond the waves. Take a stroll through the lively local market and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and enticing aromas of Moroccan culture. Indulge in delicious local cuisine, relax on pristine sandy beaches, or embark on an adventurous hike through the breathtaking Atlas Mountains. Banana Village offers a well-rounded experience for those looking to explore both on and off the surfboard.
Banana Village, located in the picturesque Aourir region of Morocco, is a paradise for surfers seeking an unforgettable experience. From its vibrant surfing culture to the world-class waves that grace its shores, this coastal gem has become a beloved destination among wave enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere, ride the thrilling waves, and embrace the warm hospitality of the locals. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, Banana Village offers an incredible blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion, making it a must-visit destination for surfers from around the world.
At our surf school, we have a selection of boards that you can hire from our friendly staff. These include twin fins, longboards, and thrusters. With this variety you can surf everything from a ripple to overheard barrels, switching up boards as the conditions change.
The beginner category is for those who have never surfed before, or who haven’t surfed in a while and want to go through the basics one more time. It is a great fit for all people who are refining their techniques and gaining confidence. We’ll give you a fun introduction to surfing, and share the stoke when you catch your very first waves. We’ll make sure that you develop your skills in line with your level and that you’ll catch as many waves as possible while having fun with the other surfers.
A significant part of our guests at all camps are complete beginners, that’s why we offer lessons for complete beginners from Mondays to Saturdays and as you progress during your time at camp, so does the instruction you receive. Trust us, within your stay you might already be riding green waves with the help of our patient and experienced instructors and you will meet a new surfing family at camp that may stay friends for life.
Your first surf lesson begins with an instructor teaching you the basics on how to handle a surfboard, paddle out, catch a wave and get to your feet.
The main difference between beginner and intermediate surfers is their autonomy in the water. To be suitable for the intermediate group you should be able to get up on waves on your own, have a very strong paddling ability and be comfortable in the water in general. If this is still a challenge for you, you will benefit more from the beginner course instead.
Our instructors will help you to improve your skills, you will learn how to read the water, where to position yourself and how to turn on waves.
This module is focused on getting to the outside (lineup) in waist-high waves. We’ll teach you to catch green waves and ride the face of the wave instead of going straight in the white water. Our instructors will identify the important changes you can bring to your technique that will end up making a huge difference in your surfing style!
You will get personalized tips on how you surf and about what to improve as the quality of the waves you pick, the speed you are able to generate, and your agility on the wave. Our team will teach you how to use rip currents and as well refine your timing while picking up the waves to surf etc. All these factors can truly make a difference in your learning path. The more you train, the better you surf and the more you’ll end up loving it.
For advanced surfers, we offer one-to-one private lessons (or for a small group) with individual theory, video, and motion sequence analyses. This lesson focuses on the individual goals of each student and can only be booked directly at the surf camp for an extra cost.
To be suitable for the advanced group you need to be able to drop in confidently on 3ft+ waves, be comfortable surfing at low tide, and you should also have experience in doing top/bottom turns.
Other requirements for the advanced module are the ability to surf shortboards as well as the ability to duck dive, so if you’re not yet confident in head high or higher waves on your own we suggest trying to stick to the intermediate group for a while until you are ready for a bigger challenge.
All our instructors work together very closely communicating their students’ progress with each other, so you might start in an intermediate course and be suitable for our advanced sessions after a few days already.
We’ll give you the knowledge you need to feel confident in surfing most breaks, focusing on entry and exit from the break and we will help you decide which peak is the best for your level of surfing.
Surf guiding is always included in the room price and provided at no extra cost to all experienced surfers looking to surf at one of the many world-class breaks along the area around our surf camp.
This option does not include instruction and it is intended for surfers that know how to surf (level 3), but just don’t know where to surf in Morocco.
Our experienced surf guides will take you to the best waves suited to your ability and advise the best places to paddle out and inform you of any possible currents, rips, and dangers you need to be aware of.
If you do not fit into this category, but have skills more than beginner level that you wish to improve on, we suggest opting for the “intermediate” lessons instead.
The qualified local instructors at Rapture Surfcamp Morocco are knowledgeable, skilled, experienced and enthusiastic. They possess a deep knowledge of local conditions as well as surf spots and can help you find the best times and breaks for your skill level. They will make sure you are having fun on the waves and improving your skills while keeping you safe at the same time.
Whether you are a beginner or want to get from riding to ripping, , our instructors are always happy to help. If you’re not sure you’re ready to surf on your own, just ask one of our friendly guides for help. Most of our guests make great progress during their stay, thanks to the fantastic instruction provided at camp.
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