We have to put the gruelling office hours in at Errant like any other job but now and again we get the perk of travelling to some of the destinations we offer to make sure everything is up to the Errant standard…. And score a few waves of course.
The majority of the Team has been to Morocco in the past so I was the lucky one to get the call to have a 48 hour surf mission to the town of Taghazout. The flight from London takes around 3 hours which doesn’t seem long but when you jump off the plane you feel like you’re a million miles from home. It was 5 degrees and raining in London while landing in Agadir was slightly different at 26 degrees and sunny. I was met by the Surf Camp bus at arrivals which took me on the 45-minute drive to Taghazout. On the way you can see how Morocco has had a modern input of development with new hotels being built along with keeping its middle eastern/ African routes driving past markets and the old school fuel-efficient method of travel of donkey and cart.
After checking into the ‘On the Point Villa’ in Taghazout, I was eager to check out the various surf spots this part of the world has to offer. You are really spoilt for choice here with endless right hand point breaks and waves that will suit the complete beginner all the way up to the experts. Here are just a few of the local waves on offer in the local area:
Anchor Point – Right Hand Point Break – The most famous wave in Morocco and offers long walls and various barrel sections on its day.
Killer Point – Right Hand Point Break – Gets its name from Killer Whales occasionally visiting the spot and offers world class waves peeling down the point at low and high tide. The inside sections is suitable for all levels as well.
La Source – Reef/Sand – Produces waves for all abilities and can produce A-frame perfection on its day.
I was lucky enough to visit this part of Morocco when a half decent swell was hitting and it’s an impressive spectacle to say the least. You pretty much drive up one long road from Tamraght to Killer Point watching all of these world-class waves firing. The hardest part is taking your pick! Not to mention that you can get away with a 3mil or 2mil wetty in the middle of November.
After a long day in the water we all know that the only thing on our mind is food. Morocco offers up some unique cuisine that will really get the taste buds going such as their local Tagines and I highly recommend the fresh fish that is caught from the very spot you were surfing earlier that day. All you have to do after your meal is enjoy a customary sugar mint tea and wait to do it all over again the next day!
Give us a call today and get yourself out there to escape the winter and score some much needed waves!
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