Taghazout Surf Spots
Anchor point is really the wave of the area. Legendary amongst surfers across the world Anchor is a long, perfect peeling right hander that reels its way down the point for up to 1km and handles some serious swell. Anchor can get crowded and is only really suitable for competent surfers. When it’s small the take-off zone is tight but on bigger swells the crowd gets spread a bit thinner, particularly as the length of the ride can make for some spaghetti arm paddle-backs! Score Anchor right and you’ll get some of the best waves of your life. Getting in and out – watch and learn!
“Killer” Is a long powerful right that breaks out from the base of a cliff. Named after the killer whales that sometimes frequent the area, this break is also a competent surfers spot. Depending on how nuts you are, there are a few options of how to get in: scramble down a cliff, wait for a lull and paddle like stink OR take the long paddle out from the bay around the point (recommended). The same is true in reverse for getting out, except you have to be even more bonkers for the former method. Killer Point is another superb, legendary wave.
La Source & Mysteries
Just south of Killer are La Source and Mysteries. La Source is named after the fresh water that bubbles up from the rocks and Mysteries… well….
This stretch of coast which is essentially a couple of bays between Anchor and Killers is often worth visiting on smaller swells where you can find a variety of waves. At lower tides, Mysteries can throw up some nice right handers over a kind of submerged point-like rock formation and in general, the breaks around here tend to be better for less experienced surfers. There are a few rocks to watch out for and some shallow spots, but nothing too nasty. When it gets too big, Mysteries just walls up and closes out.
Situated below our apartments is Hash Point, a fun, short, right hand point break that got its name from the surfers who got too stoned to go anywhere else. Hash point can be a little fickle. When it’s working though, it tends to be pretty quiet and it’s a delight to snag a few decent wally right handers all to yourself from time to time!
Located at the start of the town, Panoramas is a powerful but fairly easy righthanded point break that finishes on the beach. It’s a good, pretty long and straightforward right hand point and you can paddle out from the beach or jump of the rocks, psychology, ability and swell depending! There’s less crowd hassle at Panoramas and the level of surfing is not quite as high (in general) as at it is at Anchor and Killer. It’s possible to paddle out from the Fisherman’s beach and drift round the point to save you from the paddle – especially in big north westerly swells, when the current can be a bit tiresome!
South of the village is Banana Beach which has nice easy right and left beach break waves suitable for beginners. On big swells the paddle out is a pain and the waves can be a heavy close out dump, but then, it’s not really the place to go on big swells – and if you’re a beginner you won’t be getting out anyway. In short… it’s all good!
Breaks North of Taghazout
There is a multitude of breaks further north: Dracula’s, Boilers and Tamari to name but a few. There are also spots for the more intrepid where you might find a nice wave to yourself, seek and you may find.
Breaks South of Taghazout
There’s loads of breaks further south too, there are a few “K” points named after the Kilometer markers on the roads and also plenty of breaks around the Agadir area. Ask around and someone will tell you! There’s some waves around Devil’s Rock at the sound end of Banana Beach.
Surf Shops in Taghazout
Surfboard and wetsuit hire as well as surfboard repair are available from the surf shop in the town.
Go Surfari! – Tifnit
Taghazout and the surrounding area has a wide range of surf-spots catering for everything from complete beginners to Kamikazes but there are also options further afield to explore; one of our particular favourites is “Tifnit” – so much so that we’ve bought a little surf-shack there and are now running regular excursions for our guests only.
The location has amazing surf spots and idyllic scenery combined with a true sense of Moroccan culture. This place is often overlooked by those unaware of just how good the waves can be – so why not join us for a two day trip down south in a 4×4 and experience a surfari into the deserted area of Tifnit and its amazing surf spots.