LATITUDE: 32 deg N
WATER TEMP: 18 deg C winter
FLIGHT TIME/COST: 3 hours from London, return from £150
BUDGET: Weekly budget £150 should do you, depending on how much you spend on hash/hookers.
Big unruly Atlantic storms that might batter much of Europe’s western frontier have propagated sufficiently far south to order themselves into long period belts of refined juice, which then taper and bend into the coast in such a majestic fashion as to make a regularfooter jizz a bit of pre-cum into his canvas slacks.
After a few decades of surf exploration, Morocco has became the no 1. destination for those who cannot afford a long haul trip to Indo, Hawaii, Maldives, but yearn for quality surf in warm weather. When you get there, the main attraction of Moroccan surfing is quickly understood; when you set eyes on Killer Point, Safi, Immousane, Boilers etc etc reeling off into the distance, promising tube time followed by thigh burn of the highest order, your sloppy unruly local beachbreak and it’s unsightly oncoming sections will be but a bad memory, like a long-ago flushed turd.
The principal advantage of significantly altering your latitude but not longitude is that you get warmer climes without being awake half the night – it’s on the same time zone. The proximity of cities like Agadir, Essaouira, Casablanca to the surf spots is useful when it’s flat and you want to visit the souk, get into a bit of culture, show off on Instagram etc.
Beware: On the road and of how Moroccans drive. Hash made of PCB’s.
Rafts: Take your normal board plus a roundpin step up with the fin position pulled 1⁄2” back, a slight vee under the front foot and 1/16” more thickness and width… Just kidding! If you’re a hipster, take one single solitary 7’4” hull egg with a fabric deck inlay that you can surf in anything from 1ft to 8ft. Serious, even if you’re not a hipster, do that. Pointy shortboards are so 2011!