A lovely long Christmas break begs for some winter sun so a bargain flight via Ryanair brought me to Marrakesh on the 29th of December. The flight touched down in the week old Marrakech-Menara airport at 8pm so an overnight was needed before the trek to the coast. I stayed at Equity-Point Hostel. It's a fine hostel at the centre of the medina, of course it takes about 7 self-appointed guides to get there but it served it's purpose for the night. I even squeezed in a dinner in the night market for old times sake.
I had stayed in Surf Berbere after touring Morocco in the summer of 2015 and knew it was the ideal spot to practice my surfing and chill out over the Christmas holidays.
There was a great mix of people coming and going over the 9 days I stayed there and I would definitely recommend it for a solo traveler. There were families, couples, groups of friends and many others traveling solo. The atmosphere and general vibe was as good as ever. (In fairness, with the sea pounding against the building lulling you to sleep- you cannot help being chilled!)
I got the yoga/surf week package which included breakfast and dinners each night, 5 surf lessons with gear and lunch and 5 yoga sessions. I added on two extra nights of b and b and had dinner out those two nights for about €10 each night.
I found the surf instructors to be excellent, very diligent and keen to ensure we all progressed. It cannot be an easy job for them with new guests arriving every day at every level of ability.
Each surf day started from 8am with breakfast in the Berbere cafe right on the waves. Then up to the surf shop to get your board, suits and load up the vans. Then the search for waves began! We'd park up, have a coffee and wait. Then into the water for the two hour surf lesson. Lunch was delivered at noon to us on the beach from the surf camp and then the afternoon stretched ahead for more surfing or a spot of sunbathing. Bliss!
We took a day trip to Imsouane which was class, a really cool fishing village.