Surf BerbereApartments in Taghazout
After your surf session you can take a shower and rinse & dry your suit and easily and safely store your surfboards at the basement level. The apartments have 3 bedrooms each and you can choose to rent a whole apartment privately with your family or friends, reserve just one room with shared or private bathroom or book the surf camp formula with lessons and food included. The BoardX House has a swimming pool and rooftop terrace for the use of all guests. From the terrace you can enjoy the view over the second bay with a beachbreak and the righthand pointbreak called “La Cathédrale”. Next to our house there’s a temporary construction site, this could cause some small nuisance. We apologize in advance.
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Despite its North African location, Morocco is very much a part of the European surf trail. Located between 20° and 35° latitude with a NW facing coastline, Morocco has all the key elements for an outstanding surf destination. The Tarhazoute area in the south nestles behind a big cape, which funnels the predominant north winds into an offshore direction. The spots are all easily accessible by road with the waves generally breaking right over flat rock and sand. With balmy winter land temperatures, cheap living and a fascinating cultural diversity, Morocco is a must for the European surf traveller.
Taghazout has enjoyed legendary status for decades, as a place to escape the winter blues and surf the great pointbreaks clustered around the famous Anchor Point. Known as ‘Madraba’ in Arabic and called ‘Ikhflout’ in the local Berber tongue, Anchors (or Ankas) has the ability to hold huge size and break down the perfectly angled headland for over a kilometre. The warm, green walls are powerful yet accessible to intermediates and provide a relatively safe environment for less accomplished surfers to improve their pointbreak skills, at least when it is small. Just to the north, past the reefs of Mysteries and La Source is another great, righthand pointbreak called Killers. It is this concentration of quality that has attracted surfers to this mellow fishing town, which is now showing the signs of development and ever increasing numbers of surfers and surf camps. There are more waves in town like Hash Point and Panoramas, then miles of beginner beachbreak running south to Banana Village at Tamrhakht. A few reefs, including a rare left, complete the picture towards Agadir, where there are more local surfers. Winter is the only time to go because the bigger swells are needed to get into the series of headland protected bays that make this area so good. Anchor Point often sleeps from April to October, although Killers will break on much smaller swells. The N/NE winds get bent and funnelled offshore by the coastal ranges, but in summer there are more NW onshore winds to contend with.
About The Bay
The first section of The Bay starts in the harbor. It usually only breaks at low tide. You can enter the water from the harbor. Stay as close as possible to the harbor wall, the first 20 meters, the current is very strong! When the waves are bigger some people jump off the reef behind the harbor wall to avoid the current. When the beach is gone with the rising tide and/or big waves you can take the path on the rocks which you don’t really see from the water. It’s really easy, but some people might better wear reefbooties on those days, except is you’re used to walking barefoot. If the first section is too big, still paddle out from the harbor, but go straight past the peak and paddle down the wave. People fall of all the time and a lot of waves will continue unridden. At mid to high tide you have an end section of the wave right in front of the house. It’s really suitable for below average surfers. Only at the highest tide the beach might be gone so watch out! You can paddle or again take the path on the rocks. We advise you to surf it from mid to low. It makes it a lot easier to walk back! On hot windy days this is a really good option.
About La Cathédrale