The Perfect Spot For A Sunset Coffee

New Terraces, Same Stunning Views Of Anchors And Hash Point

Taghazout Has Changed So Much

Running a surf camp in Taghazout has definitely become a much more serious business than it was a decade ago when we first got going. Back in the day if you had a van or a 4*4 and some boards, you could rent a house or couple of apartments and work through the Winter and via a simple website or fb page, or just a couple of travel agent partners expect to get guests all through the season.

Surf School Bonanza!

Recently there has been an explosion of surf schools and surf camps in Taghazout and Tamraght and with them a wave of investment in the area. Gone are the days that a lick of paint will do, now there are new hotels, golf courses, jet skis, pleasure boats, all sorts.

Time To Invest

Tudor and I decided last year to invest in our cafe building. We’d previously tried to do some building work there before and always been blocked by the local authorities but the commune gave us the all clear. So we completely redid the cafe and the yoga studio and expanded the office to be a fab space with fibre internet and some co-working space. Sure it isn’t WeWork in scale, but the location and view is still hard to beat (and it still has fibre internet).

Cafe Terraces – Priority #1

This Summer, we thought we’d do a bit of work on the outside of the cafe. Again, previous attempts had been blocked, but the Commune were telling us we could get on with it again so we set about tidying up the terraces and the walk way for the general public.

Finding the tiles proved to be the hardest part, trips to Agadir and Marrakech proved to be pretty uninspiring, but we struck gold in Essaouira. Don’t get me wrong, Moroccan tiles are all pretty fabulous, but after looking at the same patterns for over a decade, it’s sometimes nice to find something a bit unique, something different that hopefully will make people feel they are enjoying something special.

Tile Patterns Matter

After lots of debates on the best arrangement of the tiles, we settled on a plan and over June and July set about creating a smooth concrete finish surrounded by a band of tiles. Our cafe will never have the polished service of some of the more expensive ones in Agadir or even Taghazout, but hopefully the charm of the location and setting combined with a service with a smile (although admittedly a bit slow), should always mean we are the best spot to come and enjoy your sunset coffee.

Ramadam, Building Schools and SB News

As we enter the summer months, it’s always nice to have a bit of a catch up. The guys have been hard at work in spite of it being Ramadam at the moment. This week saw us featured in Flight Network’s top 55 surf destinations in the world. It’s a heck of a bucket list...

Mirleft, Sidi Ifni = Pumping Waves & Good Times

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

Gappies doing their lifeguarding!

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.

Immesouane Plot For Sale

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.

Monster swells, gappies and solar water

Just some quick Taghazout news from us, the new gappies got started just as some monster swells have rolled through (and more look like they are hitting this week). It is often the way in the January course that the first couple of months of the course a baptism of...

30 Days In To Becoming A Surf Instructor

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.

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