And Start West
09 December 2009
Boilers Photo:Tony-BakTechnically not part of Europe, few would argue that
The 1000 odd miles of
Most Moroccan surf trips start and end in the surf camps around
The Northern Hemisphere Winter is the time to visit. Any low pressure cell hovering around Europe is going to deliver the goods albeit a few days later and a couple of feet smaller along the
Anchor Point Photo:Tony-BakSafi to Agadir is only 250 kilometres and a great way to spend a week on the road. The water never really gets that warm, even down south despite the fact that you are on the border of the Saharan Desert but a 3/2 Steamer will get you through any Moroccan winter. Most of the points have very forgiving sandy bottoms so it’s a great trip for a group with a mixture of abilities.
Most shortboarders get by with a standard thruster and a longish pintail for the bigger days. A 6’8” should be plenty of length. If you are longboarding, leave the 9 footer at home and bring an 8’, you’ll catch everything you need to with that.
There are some epic spots pretty much off the charts down around the border with The Western Sahara. It’s advisable to bring a guide around that area of the country and under no circumstances should you cross the border by yourself; landmines, lack of fresh water and fuel and kids with guns are just some of your worries in that part of the world. If you can organise it correctly and safely though, you will be crossing the border into one of the last truly unmapped surf destinations. Fill up your water bottles, check the fuel tank, put your affairs in order...and start west.