All The Latest News From Our Taghazout Surf Camp
This year it has been a tale of one spot really, ANCHOR POINT. Having lived in Morocco for 7 years and travelling back and forwards for a few more years, I have noticed a huge difference in how each season’s swells have worked at the points.
A month ago we arrived, people from all corners of the world centred in this little pocket of Morocco. As a Moroccan newcomer, my first experience of a taxi ride from the airport in a rickety car that was barely holding together, confirmed that this would definitely be a kind of three months different from anything and anywhere else.
With the final assessment done and most of the coaching hours complete, surfboards were strapped to the van and all the gappies set off on their final trip of the course – back to the beautiful south of Morocco for more surf, sunsets and fun!
In the blazing sunshine Thorny led his band of merry gappies from Taghazout beach for a quick paddle round to Panoramas to start their week of assessments.
Trip south….. Last month the vans were loaded, snacks purchased, playlists (good and bad!!) were prepared and we quit the overwhelming odours of our beloved Taghazout
There was a palpable sense of relief when the Summer came to an end in Taghazout. Don’t get me wrong it is still a lovely place to come and visit during July and August, but it is not the same place that we love.
Taghazout has a new President, a new plan for the village, a fresh new look in blue and white! So now your Morocco surf holidays are not just about pumping right hand waves, but also a cultural experience.
After holding on to a prime plot of land for nearly 8 years, we have decided now is the time to sell it. If you love perfect waves, love sunshine and love the fact that there are now Easyjet flights from London to Essaouira, this could be the perfect spot for you.
Taghazout and local area was looking like it might be a bit flat for a couple of days so Wail and myself made the shout that now would be a good time to go for our second surf trip down to Sidi Ifni! So 7 gappies , 2 instructors and photographer loaded up the vans and travelled south on the search for waves nice and early on Thursday morning.
Anchor’s is still arguably the best spot in Morocco. We have spent hours and hours debating this over and over again. Sure it is pretty hard to look beyond Safi’s barrels (see the blog “Land Of The Perfect Rights” if you don’t know what I am talking about), or even the sheer length of ride that we were able to get up at Draculas last April.
The Gappies Camel Ride Their Way To The Desert Sometimes riding side saddle on a camel is cool... Three wonderful months are over. And the time has come to say goodbye. Goodbye to foreigners, who became friends. Goodbye to a country that many of us have not visited...
We hit the road in search of waves! Taghazout, whilst renowned for its pumping point breaks is actually quite a sheltered part of the Moroccan coastline facing south, south-west, so it takes either a westerly swell or a big northerly swell to wrap around the points...
Thinking Of A Surf Trip To Morocco Here are some great ideas of things you should do whilst you are out travelling Morocco (obviously tailored to a surfer's taste)! We often get asked ‘What is good to do in Morocco?’. Well here are my top ten things to do...
Taghazout Get's Waves Year Round You Just Have To Know Where To Find Them! OK, so everything you read on the internet talks about the surf season in Taghazout running from December to March, NO WAVES outside of that period….. except the surf doesn’t work like...