12 Weeks

If like the Epic Gap Year crew you can’t get enough of the surf or you’re hooked on the idea of learning to ride waves, then why not turn it into a great way to work and play around the globe. Founder, Chris, did just that and it lead him on the amazing adventure he’s still on, in fact, he even ran this course at one point!

Our 12 week Surf Instructor experience – run by our buddies at Surf Berbere – is based in the surf Mecca of Taghazout, deep amongst the Berbere culture of Morocco. With start dates every September and January this course caters for all levels of surfer, so whether you’re just starting out or you have a heap of experience in the water, you’re in great hands.

The coastline around Taghazout boasts an insane amount of surf spots, ranging from the mellow beach breaks of Crocs or Devils Rock, right through to the reeling points of Bannanas or Killers. Of course there’s the world class breaks of Anchor Point and Boilers so you’ll barely spend a day out of the water owing to the consistent swell.

“I’m totally stoked on the surfing lifestyle, I’ve just finished my first coaching season in Portugal, next stop the Caribbean!”
Sam, UK

Not only will you walk away with a world recognised Surf Coaching qualification, but you will also have the opportunity to gain work experience at the camp too, an invaluable reference to get you started in the world of Surf Instructing.

It’s not all surf, you’ll be living a mere stones throw from the ocean in the heart of the town. Volunteering at the local Primary School and English Club will get you involved in local life and throughout your stay community projects will help you give back to the village in which you’ll be based.

When the swell isn’t pumping or you simply need a break, you’ll find yourself exploring a bit more of Morocco, including the gorgeous Paradise Valley or nearby city of Agadir..

It’s 12 weeks combining the perfect mix of sun, surf, culture and epic times!

Additional information

Course Dates11th Sept 2018, 12th Jan 2019


  • 12 week zero to hero format catering for all levels of Surfer
  • Gain a world recognised Surf Coaching qualification
  • Get involved in local life volunteering at the School and English Club


  • Surf a variety of world class breaks, from beach breaks to points and reefs
  • Live a mere stones throw from the surf
  • Get involved in the Moroccan community volunteering at the local School
  • Help teach English
  • Gain valuable work experience at the surf camp


  • Accommodation for the duration of the course
  • Free use of all Surf Berbere kit hire all day every day
  • Breakfasts and lunches when in Taghazout
  • 5 hearty surf camp dinners a week
  • Transfers to the spots 6 days a week
  • Surf instruction from our coaches 6 days a week (on average 4 hours contact time per day)
  • Agadir airport transfers at the start and end of the course
  • Yoga twice weekly
  • Transfers to the spots 6 days a week
  • Trips to Marrakech, Essaouira and the Desert
  • Video analysis of your surfing
  • Surf trips to Immsoune and the South
  • French beginner language classes each week
  • Level 1 Surf Qualification assessment and SLS lifeguarding assessment
  • Small donation to Aftas Association (local charity)
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