30 Days Into Becoming A Surf Instructor

3 Months Of A Different Kind Of World

By Grace Morgan, Gappy Jan 2017!

Surf’s Up, No Time To Be Lost!

They sent us straight into the water the next day with foamies under arms, setting the tone for the amount of surfing that we would be doing as the weeks pass. Most of the group ditched their foamies as quickly as they possibly could, but those of us still with them formed the elite ‘foamie homies’, a group that surely everybody would want to be a part of. Although maybe not so much when they land on your head with a dull thud after a spectacular wipeout.

wave check before surfing

Tamri = Current

It’s always good to go to a new spot, especially when we are forewarned about a strong current that will send us drifting down the beach, who doesn’t like a challenge eh. It’s always good to get an early beasting to show you where you need to get to?

Every Monday sends a ripple of silent tension through the camp as it is the day that our efforts are captured on video for the slightly feared video analysis. We have developed a love-hate relationship with Patrick the photographer; as lovely as he is, we know that when he stands with us at the van in the morning, he will be the one that either makes us look great or…not so. Or maybe that’s down to us, about this I’m still undecided. Although, he is certainly responsible when he throws a comedic wipeout into somebody’s edited footage.

Days off are caught between the want to do everything and nothing, a limbo that is yet to be mastered. Road trips are becoming the thing as people are desperate to get in a car and drive, funnily enough, nobody is keen to let me learn on the dusty roads. Last week a few of us hiked through the picturesque Paradise Valley (I’m not a fan of hikes but that was an impressive one) and then on to a nearby Souk. Of course, trips are planned around stopping somewhere that can supply us with a piping hot tagine.

ludovic with his eco board surfing in morocco

30 Days Down…

The first thirty days have been filled with a multitude of things, most of which seemed alien until they suddenly didn’t. The Moroccan customs and way of life seemed a little daunting until one day they didn’t, even our weekly work outs seemed intimidating until they didn’t. Now that the settling in is over and done with, let’s see what else you’ve got Morocco.

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