About Rabat

A beach town in northern Morocco, Rabat has a number of options for the visiting surfer, ranging from open beachbreaks to jetty waves fed by the river. The left-hander by the rivermouth tends to be the best and most consistent wave. Gets crowded and can be dirty from river runoff, but a reliable spot to score waves.

Source: Rabat Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Numerous options for varying levels of surfers. Not your typical beginner spot, but can be a good place to practice when it's small.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Definitely an established local scene.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

A shifty set of beachbreak peaks fed by a nearby rivermouth, Moulay Bousselham is a great escape option if you get tired of the endless right-hand pointbreaks and associated crowds. While the waves at Moulay Bousselham do get busy in the summer, it still retains its sleepy fishing village aesthetic and the lineup is pretty empty during winter.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun sand-bottomed waves with a number of options.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

A bit of work.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Can get pretty dirty from the runoff.

Additional Information


Rips, pollution, crowds.


Head down to the Oudayas Surf Club near the river mouth and pick your peak.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, bodyboard



Best Season

Autumn and winter are most consistent and have good wind.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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