5/11/2015

The 5 best Moroccan surf spots

The 5 best Moroccan surf spots

Morocco is located in the extreme north of Africa, with 3000 Km of coast line, and 2000 Km of it are on the Atlantic Ocean. All along this coast, you can find a multitude of surf spots, from mellow beach breaks, to grinding barrels.
To give you our local insights about best surf spots in the country, here you have our selction of the best Moroccan surf spots :

1- Safi

Wave Type: Point Break   Wave lenght: From 150 to 600 m    Surf level: Experienced

Morning glory at Safi
Safi, the garden, or the head of the cobra as some would call it, is a pure barrel right hander point break. It has been surfed by a hand full of frensh expats living in Morocco in the early 80's, and is today a spot that a lot of pro surfers track on a daily basis. 
Safi is a surf spots located in the city of Safi, with easy access from the top of the hill of SIDI BOUZID. It's a surf spot that only starts working when the big ground swells start to hit the Atlantic coast, and of course is best at low tide, to be able to see the long and top to bottom barrels that made its fame.

2- Anchor Point

Wave Type: Point Break   Wave lenght: From 150 to 800 m    Surf level: Experienced

Anchor point Morocco
Anchor point, Anka, or Madraba is a surf spot located north of the village of Taghazout, and has been a surfing mecca in Morocco for the last 30 years. It was first surfed by a bunch of European and Australian hippy surfers, and has become since then the pelegrimage of every European regukar foter surfer. 
The name of Anchor point came from the old factory right next to it, where the spanish have been fishing for years. 
Taghazout is a great place for surfers for all levels, and anchor point Morocco is the best place to be, great places to stay at Anchor point Morocco

3- The Slab

Wave Type: Reef Break   Wave lenght: From 50 to 150 m    Surf level: kamikaze

Hollow and gnarly Slab!!
The slab or Laboratory as the Moroccan local surfers call it is a GOOD BARREL. It works when it works, and we will keep it like that for this one. It is the reward of who tracks it, and who ever gets this slab, will get some of thebest barrels of his life!!

4- Killer Point 

Wave Type: Point Break   Wave lenght: From 150 to 750 m    Surf level: intermediate to pros

Killer point Morocco perfection

Killer Point Morocco, Killers bay, or Bouiarden as the fisherman call it is a surf spot located north of the village of Taghazout Morocco, right after la source. 
The name killer point comes from the Killer whales that come and swim in this bay in between July and August along the coast of Morocco, and especialy at Killers Bay.
On the good day, killer point is the Moroccan Bells beach, and can offer some of the best surf in Morocco and in the world. I have heard from a friend that Single Fin Uluwatu owner picked up Killer point as one of his best surf spots on earth, WOW.

5- Anza point 

Wave Type: Point Break   Wave lenght: From 150 to 400 m    Surf level: intermediate to pros

Anza Plaka on fire
Anza has been for many years a little locals secret, due to the fact that it was located in front of Moroccan slambs. Since they fixed the used water evacuation pipe, and have started cleaning this beach, more and more surfers are starting to come to the Moroccan trestles as called it Thiago Camarao, or Fabio Gouveia that called Lineakea, the Hawaiian Point break in Morocco.
It is best at high tide, but can also break at other tides depending on wave size. Try it out!!