Olo Surf & Nature
Location: Imsouane, Morocco
Based on the stunning Imsouane Beach near Taghazout, Olo Surf & Nature is a beach front surf camp with accommodation for all, from dormitory to deluxe suite.
Here, Olo offers surf lessons for beginners and intermediate surfs, coaching for advanced surfers and surfaris for the experienced surfers looking for empty line-ups. To start or finish your day, enjoy the daily yoga classes and massages on offer and post surf grab a refreshing beverage from the smoothie bar and relax by the pool whilst watching the waves in the Magic Bay.
Imsouane is one of the most beautiful bays in Africa, with a five-kilometre beachfront, year-round sun and the longest waves in Morocco. We spoke to the Olo team to find out more…
Are there surf options for all levels?
Our team is qualified for any level of surfing, whether you want to explore wild and unknown surf spots on a Surfari, learn how to surf from scratch, progress technically or just discover the mysterious charms of the Moroccan coast. Lessons and surf spots will depend on your mood, motivation and on the condition of the swell, wind, tides and crowds.
What’s unique about Olo?
The Olo crew is made-up-of international and local experts who are passionate about surf culture and the African spirit. This creates a diverse community vibe committed to providing a unique cultural, educational, and inspirational experience for our guests. We curate an authentic holiday for simple beach living in charming accommodation. Our aim is to inspire guests to cultivate a connection and appreciation for nature, especially our oceans. We do not use plastic bags, compost all of our organic waste and work hard to reduce plastic consumption.
Plus any old clothes and surf equipment is donated to locals who don’t have access to these things.
What are the different accommodation options?
Yes, we have a large choice of sea-view accommodation options – from dormitories to deluxe suites. We also have a terrace with a pool and garden overlooking the infinite waves of the bay. Most of our furniture is made from wood and recycled pallets, by friends from Casablanca; we believe in recycling and using unprocessed materials whilst still providing luxury comfort.
What boxes should guests tick to have a true Moroccan experience?
Must-do experiences include: Moroccan mint tea, a rejuvenating visit to a Hammam (a traditional bath house), shopping in Essaouira, eating fish just- landed by the fishermen at Imsouane Port, and a visit to an Argan cooperative.
GOOD FOR: Wonderful staff