Hello Africa: 10 Great Surf Spots in Morocco
Morocco has some of the best surf spots to offer in the world. Especially Taghazout area is well known for its perfect right-hands that have been attracting surfers of all levels from around the globe. The swell season starts in October till April. So what you waiting for? Here are 10 of the best surf spots for all levels in Morocco.
1. Anchor Point
With Clean lines and consistency on all tides Anchor Point is probably the most famous Moroccan. It starts working at about 3ft and holds up to 15ft. The break is a mix of sand and reef bottom with 3 different sections. It can be a long wave of about 300 to 500m. For advanced and experts
2. Banana Beach
Banana Point is located near the Village of Aourir, also called Banana village due to the many banana plantations that are grown in the river bed facing the spot.
It's a long right hander point break with no current. So it's perfect for beginners and intermediates.
A shipwreck gave the name to this break, where you can see the boiler of a boat at the start of the wave. This is probably the trickiest and spectacular break around, often visited by pro surfers. Boilers is a very strong and fast right hander that ends up onto a strong shallow reef. For pros and experts only.
4. Desert Point
Unlike most of the other breaks, this one is well known for its inconsistency and strong currents. Therefore, it’s normally empty! Though, it is famous for endless right hander and off shore winds that can really produce a perfect wave! For advanced and pro surfers.
5. Devil's Rock
Right next to Banana Point break, this spot can be a crowded because of its consistency and proximity to the village. This wave is a beach break with rocks under the sand. It’s a perfect break for all levels, and perfect for beginners to learn to surf.
6. Essaouira Beach
This surf spot or surf beach is perfect if you are just starting out on your surf holiday as a beginner oder intermediate surfer. The beach has a soft sand bottom is best at high tide with light north wind. The entire bay is protected by the Isle de Mogador.
7. La Source
This is an accessible and funny wave to ride for all surfers, especially on rising and falling tides. Small reef sections combining with sandy sections provide a clean wave of about 50m to 150m. Its name comes from fresh water springs bubbling up from onshore rock formations.
8. Safi Beach
This beach is a favourite place to surf for intermediates in Essaouira. It’s located on the other side of town from the bay and there are two spots; the first is a left that breaks in front of the abandoned factory at the beginning of the beach. The second is the main beach with lefts and rights located further north.
Tamri Beach is the most consistent surf spot ever. When it's flat everywhere else, you can drive north till Tamri and still score. If the sand banks are good, Tamri can be a pretty good beach break to all levels.
10. The Bay
This is the most popular spot of Imessouane. The sand banks make it perfect for beginners. The surf here is best at low tide, with a right handed break that starts at the harbour and ends at the hills for a 600 meters ride!