Anchor Point: one of Morocco's many perfect waves

Morocco has some of the best surf spots to offer in the world. The Taghazout area is especially well known for its perfect right-handers that have been attracting surfers from worldwide since the 1960s.

The swell season starts in October till April. During summer, the most consistent area is between Safi and north Rabat.

September and October are generally great all along the coast when the first winter swells arrive, and there is usually no wind.

Due to a wide range of surf breaks, it's a perfect surfing destination for all levels of surfers.

Anchor Point

This is probably the most famous Moroccan surf spot due to its clean lines and consistency on all tides.

It starts working at about 3 feet and holds up to 15 feet.

This surf break is a mix of sand and reef bottom with three different sections where you can go for cover-ups and turns at the first two sections, and the last one just gets quite hollow and fast.

It can be a long wave of about 300-500 meters.

Banana Beach

Banana Point is located near the village of Aourir, also called Banana Village, due to the many banana plantations grown in the river bed facing the spot.

It's a long right-hander point break with no current ideal for all levels. Sometimes, you might be surprised by its quality and length.

Boilers

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 most spectacular break around, often visited by pro photographers for the intensity of pictures taken.

Recommended for experienced surfers due to its very strong and fast right-hander that ends up on a strong shallow reef.

The wave can have tubular sections if it's more than 6 feet, and it can reach up to 400 meters long, but you better be fast if you want to connect all the sections there.

Get ready to hurry across the reef on your way out before the next set hits.

After all, it's well worth it and one of the most exciting waves in the Taghazout area.

Desert Point

Unlike most of the other breaks, this one is well known for its inconsistency and strong currents.

Therefore, it's normally empty. It is famous for the endless right-hander and offshore winds that can really produce a perfect wave.

Just like the majority of the other points in the area, it's a point break that breaks at low tide and starts working at 4 feet and holds up to 500 meters long.

Devil's Rock

Right next to Banana point break, this spot can be crowded because of its consistency and proximity to the village.

Although there's plenty of room to spread out or just avoid rush hours, you can get some fun surf sessions.

It's a perfect break for all levels, and one of the favorites for surf teaching, since it offers a wide diversity of waves from rights on low tide, left and right on high tide.

It holds up perfectly till 1,5m. This wave is a beach break, but there are rocks occasionally under the sand, according to the swell season.

Dracula's

Sharp vertical rocks like vampire's teeth give their name to this point break, one of the most demanding for advanced surfers.

Prepare yourself for a tricky paddle out and in.

With a northerly big swell, Dracula's can be one of the perfect point breaks in the Taghazout area and the entire Moroccan coastline with long rides and several barrel sections.

Definitely "a must" for experienced kamikaze surfers. You'll understand why it is called Boilers' evil twin.

Hash Point

This is a well know spot just because it is located right in the middle of the village of Taghazout.

Hash Point got its name from people being lazy from smoking too much so that they wouldn't be bothered to walk up to Anchor Point.

What was once a perfect point break, now its bottom got covered with sand and became a fast right-hander working well with a medium to large swell when the sand lines up well off the rocks.

Though it's still fun and easy for beginners, which makes it a favorite spot for schools to hit the lineup.

The fact is that because it is in the center of Taghazout means that it is so easy to reach, and you will always find yourself having a relaxed session on it.

Killers Point

It's one of Morocco's best point breaks and is considered the most consistent of all the point breaks in the Taghazout area.

This 300-meter-long wave has a lot to offer, from speed sections to bowl sections and barrels.

During low tide on small swells, the waves start at the north end of the cliff, and it provides a short left and a sectioning right.

When the swell picks up, vertical walls provide barrels and very hollow sections.

It can be a long paddle if the tide is not low enough to walk along the cliff to get to the first sections.

La Source

This is an accessible and funny wave to ride for all surfers, especially on rising and falling tides.

Small reef sections combined with sandy sections provide a clean wave of about 50-150 meters.

Its name comes from freshwater springs bubbling up from onshore rock formations.

This point is right in front of Surf'inn La Source. Put up your wetsuit and paddle to the lineup right from the backyard.

Mysteries

This is one of the other world-class right-handers just 100 meters north of Anchor Point, on the next beach stretch.

The take-off zone is on a reef break and is fairly more accessible than some other points in the area.

On its good days, it can reach about 250 meters long with barrels, but it cannot handle a very large swell - it closes out over two meters.

Mysteries can get hollow and fast, though as well, suitable for intermediates and advanced surfers.

One of the most fun and rippable waves in the area.

Panoramas

Panoramas is a right-hander with a sand bottom that breaks on a big beach.

This makes it the perfect spot for beginners, but only during high tide.

When it's more than 5 feet, Panoramas can be very fast and barreling when the swell and the winds take the right direction.

Then it becomes a good break for intermediate to advanced surfers.

There's always a good atmosphere on this beach as well because a lot of people choose this place to soak up some sun and surf the Moroccan waves in a friendly atmosphere.

Tamri

Tamri Beach is the most consistent surf spot ever. When it's flat everywhere else, we make the drive north to Tamri.

Even in summertime, it's where the local surfers from the Area of Taghazout and Agadir can still get some fun surfing.

If the sandbanks are good, Tamri can be a pretty good beach break as well.

But most of all, it works on different tides, depending on the sandbanks and on the swell.

Very reliable and appropriate to all levels. Besides all that, it's a truly wonderful spot, an estuary home to camels and flamingos.

The Kms

These spots were given their names in kilometers by the distance they are from Agadir. Km 11 is one of the few lefts in the Taghazout area (good news for goofies).

On its good days, you'll get a hollow take-off with a little barrel section on a reef to end up with a fun section on the beach.

Km 12 is a reef break that breaks as an A-frame with a perfect left and right.

It has an entire reef bottom but deep enough and slow waves to be a good spot for intermediate surfers.

Km 12 can hold a decent size swell and is more consistent than Km 11. It's a good spot for starting to work on your first cutties on the left.

The right-hander really has more walls and is not as easy as the left.


Words by Surf'inn Surf Camps

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