Original Surf Morocco
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LowPressure Stormrider Surf Guide says
Despite its North African location, Morocco is very much a part of the European surf trail. Located between 20° and 35° latitude with a NW facing coastline, Morocco has all the key elements for an outstanding surf destination. The Tarhazoute area in the south nestles behind a big cape, which funnels the predominant north winds into an offshore direction. The spots are all easily accessible by road with the waves generally breaking right over flat rock and sand. With balmy winter land temperatures, cheap living and a fascinating cultural diversity, Morocco is a must for the European surf traveller.
Taghazout has enjoyed legendary status for decades, as a place to escape the winter blues and surf the great pointbreaks clustered around the famous Anchor Point. Known as 'Madraba' in Arabic and called 'Ikhflout' in the local Berber tongue, Anchors (or Ankas) has the ability to hold huge size and break down the perfectly angled headland for over a kilometre. The warm, green walls are powerful yet accessible to intermediates and provide a relatively safe environment for less accomplished surfers to improve their pointbreak skills, at least when it is small. Just to the north, past the reefs of Mysteries and La Source is another great, righthand pointbreak called Killers. It is this concentration of quality that has attracted surfers to this mellow fishing town, which is now showing the signs of development and ever increasing numbers of surfers and surf camps. There are more waves in town like Hash Point and Panoramas, then miles of beginner beachbreak running south to Banana Village at Tamrhakht. A few reefs, including a rare left, complete the picture towards Agadir, where there are more local surfers. Winter is the only time to go because the bigger swells are needed to get into the series of headland protected bays that make this area so good. Anchor Point often sleeps from April to October, although Killers will break on much smaller swells. The N/NE winds get bent and funnelled offshore by the coastal ranges, but in summer there are more NW onshore winds to contend with.
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Surf Spots and Conditions described by the Operator
It is 10 minutes by car north of original surf camp, this spot is in the center of Taghazout. The right-hander wave works with a medium to large swell; it works only on a west swell and at mid to high tides.
It is 40 minutes by car north from original surf camp. a challenging and dangerous wave. Often visited by pro photographers for the intensity of pictures available, enjoyable spot!
Is just five minutes walk from Original surf camp and is 14 km north from Agadir city. Great for biginners offering punchy lefts and rights with a mainly sandy bottom. You will also find the restaurant at Brahim speciality fish.
It is 25 minutes by car north from Original surf camp, it's a perfect surf spot for all levels of surfing abilities. A right hand wave with small reef sections.
It is 45 minutes by car north from original surf camp, a beach break and a strong currents. It is for all levels.
It is 20 minutes by car north of original surf camp, is a sandy beachbreak perfect for all levels. One of the few spots that is better with more tide.
It is 25 minutes by car north from Original surf camp. A deep water right hand point break best on large WNW or NW swells and low to mid tides with long walls breaking from the outside across the bay.
Is just five minutes walk south from Original surf camp. This sand bottom point break, very long and harmless righthander is 13 km north of Agadir city.
It is 15 minutes by car north of original surf camp. The most famous wave in the area and unfortunately the most crowded. Suitable for long and shortboarders. One of the most sheltered and obvious spots from large swell and strong north winds, can be the only spot holding a massive swell.
A sand bottom pointbreak is just 5 minutes by car north of Original surf camp perfect for beginners or intermediates looking for cruisy stress-free waves.
It is 35 minutes by car north from original surf camp, a heavy deep water break. Picks up the most swell of anywhere on the coast.