The Surf City of Morocco

Written in 2001 .. but I guess that the waves are still pumping!

Taghazout is one of the best surfing regions of Morocco and a well known winter surf trip for European surfers looking for winter sun within 5 hours flight of London. The water is at 16/18'c for most of the year.

Surf Hash Point

This wave works best for you if you do not have the time to leave the village of Taghazout and make your way to the main waves at Anchor Point, including Mysteries, Dog Steps, The Source and Killer Point where you will find sone of the best waves in Morocco which are found 3 km north of Taghazout, 6 km north of Aourir (Banana Village), 20 km north of Agadir and 151 km south of Essaouria.

Surf Anchor Point

Over the last 60 years there have been many changes, even the name of the headland has changed from Tmzgdalehala to Anchor Point and hosts one of Morocco's Premiere waves.

Anchor Point is a long right hand Point Break that works best on a low tide. It takes over 4ft to work, holds over 15ft. The area was named by Jimmy Hendrix in 1967 due to the anchors with had been left from earlier times. He tried to buy the Point but the claims to ownership by 50 different families made it too complicated ..

Surf Mysteries

Next along the line is Mysteries that works from 2-6ft and is best surfed on a low-mid tide. But watch out for the close out set which seems to happen with no reason when the Atlantic Ocean is pumping.

Surf Dog Steps

A small swell wave we called Dog Steps named due to the rock which marks the take off zone seems to work best mid to high tide. But watch out for the rock as its a leg rope grabber and board thrasher.

Surf The Source

The natural spring which rises through the rocks on the high tide line (A place for washing and fresh drinking water, the camels and goats sharing the same supply gave some interesting morning meetings.) gives the wave called the Source its name it works from 2-6ft and is best surfed on a low-mid tide giving both lefts and rights. Argan Trees can be found behind the site.

Surf Killer Point

The last wave is Killer Point and is named after the killer whales which are sometimes found basking off the point, feeding off the fish rich sandbanks. A powerful right, don't get caught inside as the caves and reef seem to get very close as you are sucked across the front of them.