Imsouane (The Bay) Spot Guide

About Imsouane (The Bay)

A consistent, long, user-friendly (mellow, actually) right-hand point, "The Bay" at Imsouane is the prototypical beginner/surf school spot in Morocco. That being said, it is also a blast on a log or fish, even for experienced surfers (just try to get there before the surf schools). Arguably the longest wave in Morocco. There are also left and right reefs, beachbreaks, and points around the corner, on the "Cathedral" side.

Source: Imsouane (The Bay) Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

All levels

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Local scene is pretty well developed, but it's a beginner wave and there are lots of surf schoolers.

Crowd Factor

Heavy

Mellow Heavy

Gets quite crowded, with tons of visiting surfers and surf schoolers.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Epic if you are a beginner, good if you are a longboarder, fun if you are on a fish.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Mellow.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Beautiful water that's relatively clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rocks, crowds.

Access

Follow the road along the cliff from the small town to the bay. Access is obvious.

Bring Your

Fish, funboard, longboard

Seabed

Point with sand and rocks.

Best Season

Consistent swells in the Autumn and winter.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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