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On the road again… 🌊🏄🚁
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Um dia inesquecível de altas 🌊🏄 na Indonésia Brasileira!

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Surftrip nach Pichilemu, der sogenannten Surfhaupstadt Chiles. Zu unserem Glück tummelte sich auch ein Hai unter den Gästen an jenem Wochenende, sodass man doch ein wenig vorsichtig sein musste, wo man ins Wasser geht!

Moroccan Waves

A surf and road trip along the Atlantic coast of Morocco

“You like big waves? Tomorrow will be big waves, inshallah.” Inshallah means “God willing” or “if God wills” in Arabic. 


The man I’m talking to is a local Berber, the ethnic group from this region. He is wearing a hi-vis vest and today is on parking duty. You pay for parking everywhere in Morocco, even seemingly in the middle of nowhere at some deserted point break, as we would discover. They say it’s to avoid break-ins. In any case, our parking warden’s prayers must have been heard, for Allah delivered pulsing 2m+ swells with 14 second period over the next few days, activating some of Morocco’s famous right hand points.


We are standing in the surf town of Taghazout, one of the main surfing hubs on Morrocco’s Atlantic coast. Three groups of friends flew into Marrakech from London, Copenhagen and Madrid respectively seeking a week of sun, surf, yoga and exploration. From Marrakech, the ancient imperial trading city at the feet of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains we rented cars and drove along smooth highways through a fantastic mountain pass to the coast.

Taghazout is a pretty classic little surf town that sprouted out of the sleepy fishing village was here before surfers started pouring in, thanks to the point that shapes it’s famous waves. It now features boutique hotels, hostels, apartments, surf camps, yoga places, restaurants and a handful of super chilled oceanfront cafes. No large scale resorts yet, but there are one or two under construction further down the beach. Also, thirsty travellers will quickly notice, there is a distinct lack of bars.


Being in a Muslim country,  this town is drier than a camel’s toenail. You can’t buy any alcohol but you can bring it in with you, no problems. In this area of the country everyone seems super chilled about it, as long as you are not drinking in public or being loud and obnoxious. Our house was literally next door to the police station (we could see the cells through the open windows). There is no problem with having a few beers on the rooftop. People also talk about good hash around here, which many locals will offer you after Hello and How are you. 


SURF
The area offers everything from fun little beachies, mellow beginner or long boarding waves through to the more advanced, faster point breaks.
The main surf point at Taghazout is Anchor Point, a classic but fickle right hand point break. From there you’ve got a couple of more points into Panorama Beach.


To the North and South you have several more options of beach breaks, rocky reefs, A-frames and slow and fast right-hand point breaks. It all depends on the day to day conditions, mostly the swell size and angle. There was almost no wind while we were here, which apparently is common and very awesome. We had glassy conditions all day while the waves pumped. And often it was slightly offshore in the afternoon. If you’ve got wheels and a bit of patience, you can score fun surfs every day.

Empty peaks for the taking…


There’s a lot of beginners in the water at the mellower spots but as soon as it gets a bit bigger and heavier, this ceases to be an issue.


The locals we met were all super friendly and enjoy a laugh. But apparently in the lineup there are several angry locals who, as one Italian that was living there told me, can be really hassling and don’t respect “la regle”, that is, the rules of surfing. 


ACCOMODATION


Some of our crew had been to Taghazout before so they had the area dialled. The way to go for accomodation if you’re in a group is to rent a house, for sure. We rented this real nice place off airbnb that had four levels, epic sea views, large kitchen and lounge area and an amazing rooftop terrace, all decked out in a modern, artsy Moroccan inspired styled. The sunset photos speak for themselves. A perfect way to wind down with some mint tea.

EXPLORING


After a few days surfing and yoga in Taghazout we packed up and trailed the coast North to the ancient trading town Essaouira. It features a crumbling fortified town wall and harbour that looks straight out of Game of Thrones. Which it is. It played the role of Astapor  where Daenerys meets the Unsullied for the first time. With its big sea walls, narrow streets and mysterious vibe, it is a perfect backdrop to imagining queens and dragons running amok.
Well worth visiting as many people say its medina is one of the the smaller, more manageable and laid back varieties. 




A medina may be a certain famous Brazilian surfer to some and a city in Saudi Arabia to others, but in Morocco it means the old town. Staying in and wandering the medinas was an absolute highlight of our Moroccan experience. However, you do need to get into a bit of “tourist hassle mode” as you are the target customer of most of the shops on the main arteries. Thankfully, Essaouira is known to be much more chilled out then the bigger cities like Casablanca and Marrakech. We didn’t feel hassled at all. Of course, you must bargain for everything. It is a game which needs active participation from both parties for full enjoyment. Essaouira is thus well worth visiting. 



 
HUSTLE AND BUSTLE


The last leg of our trip was the return to Marrakech where we had one night. We stayed in another epic riad (old lanehouse) in the medina. This is how it works: you SMS your host and meet up with them at one of the medina entrances.  Entering the labyrinth, you turn dozens of times into smaller and smaller alleyways until you arrive at a red door, simple and beautiful while hinting at something majestic inside. Stepping in from the dusty medina is like walking into an Aladdin’s cave, a world of whitewashed walls, lamps, colourful tiles artwork, intricate iron work, more tiles, curved archways and other Arabic artistic and architectural features. It is like, as my travel companion said, “walking into a travel blog Instagram”. Indeed.



Exploring the Marrakech medina is a bit more of an undertaking; it is huge and getting lost (and hassled) is almost guaranteed.  So best to just go explore, haggle, take photos, eat and get lost.  Then ask or pay a local to help you back. Remember to write down the name of your alley or a local landmark!




Djeema el Fna is the heart of the medina. At night the square lights up with stalls, food, performers, storytelling and thousands of people, local as well as foreign. As a touristy place, expect to be regularly invited to buy or look at something. Although they are easy to deal with, a polite nod and “no thanks” works most of the time, there are the inevitable vultures to be wary of. The markets have Theres tons of cool Arabic inspired rugs, leather goods, lamps, pottery etc to keep the dirhams flowing. Just remember to haggle!


We really enjoyed Marrakech. The hustle and bustle. The mystique. The location below the snow capped Atlas Mountains and the endless Saharan desert on the other side. It was a perfect end to a successful Moroccan surf road trip.