Owner / Founder / Surf instructor
Surfing has been the focal point of Younes’s life. As a former Pro Surfer from Essaouira, he spends much of his free time surfing and kitesurfing with friends and family. Having spent more than 20 years catching waves, Younes is both a rescue and certified surf instructor. Surfing is his passion, he enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with surfers of all levels.
In 2003, Younes launched his first surfing business in Essaouira. Four years later he expanded into Spain and has since returned to his hometown to reconnect with his roots. He is always laughing and keep things fun!
Manager / Marketing / Communications
Susan is the newest surfer to the team, she grew up in Canada by flat water with nonexistent surf conditions. Determined to surf all her life, a visit to Morocco’s Atlantic Coast that’s so rich in waves and sunshine, was a game changer. Essaouira is now her home where she lives the surf life she always wanted.
Photographer, designer and marketer, she works with clients and suppliers alike to keep things running smoothly. She cares about connecting people through surfing and works hard to make sure visitors have a memorable experience living a surf lifestyle.
Surf & Kite Expert / Coach
With over 25 years experience surf coaching and kite instructing, our surf expert Imad knows the Atlantic coast of Morocco better than anyone. Mentored by surf pro Francis Distinguin, helped to build Surf Maroc in Taghazout and previously interned with the Quiksilver team alongside master head coaches Tom Caroll and Gary Elkerton has given him an exceptional experience. Surfing internationally for 34 years, he has coached professional surfers, beginners and intermediate alike. Imad is certified with Fédération Royale Marocaine de Surf et Bodyboard and Fédération Française de Surf, Kitesurfing IKO certified, rescue and scuba diving certified. He is a surf and kite expert to say the least. He spends his free time with his son surfing, hunting and free diving. His passion is contagious and shares this energy with every student.
Surf Instructor / Assistant Kite Instructor
Born in Essaouira, Abdel is relatively new to surf coaching but has learnt from the best. He has been an assistant coach for over 2 years with expert surf coaches here in Essaouira. He has been surfing the waves of Morocco for over 4 years. Joining Loving Surf in the summer of 2019, he is now a Level 1 / Level 2 Surf Instructor and an Assistant Kitesurf Instructor for a year.
He spends his free time surfing and kitesurfing in Essaouira, Taghazout, Imsouane and Safi. Outside of catching the waves, he is studying law and has ambitions to become a judge. His patience, and gentle nature allows each student to feel confident and comfortable to progress their surfing.
Sales / Customer Service
Fati has many years in the surf industry, both in sales and client relations in Essaouira. She is knowledgable in all things surf. As our shop expert, Fati can speak to you in Arabic, French and English while helping you fulfill your equipment needs and to arrange your lessons. Her calm and smiling energy welcomes every visitor to the School and Essaouira.