In the last few days a monstrous swell has shown the surfers at Surf Camp Taghazout, what surfing Morocco really means. Ever since Sunday morning five and six foot bombs have been firing up the points. You could just see the fear in our whitewash babies’ eyes when they saw massive sets coming through Hash point. For them it meant – time out. Watching from a safe distance is fun, too. Only our very brave dog pack was ready to face what Anchors had to offer. A picture with a camel needed to be taken in order to remember this glorious day.
Standing on the rocks at Anchors, our men spent some time deciding where they wanted to position themselves and where it was best to paddle in.
Our girls just sat on the rocks, and put on some Argan oil to start a serious tanning session while watching the boys getting barreled. So once again, our brave men jumped off the rocks into the madness. A strong current made them work hard paddling out. The poochies were very hungry for many waves, so they decided to stay further on the inside, rather than joining the crowded back similar to a mall at Christmas time. This meant more paddling in order to stay in the right spot. But they got what they wanted. Many waves, and a few barrels.
Here is to mention the story of little Ben. Poor Benny got dragged into bodyboarding when he was little. He took it very seriously and spent a lot of time doing it. Unfortunately, this made him discover the wonders of surfing only very late in his life. Nevertheless, he did discover them, and now he is working hard to become a shredder on a proper board. So when we went to Anchors, he was brave enough to face the monstrous waves along with the other poochies. Later, when he came out of the surf totally exhausted, he said it was hard work paddling against the current, and duck-diving underneath the heavy whitewash. But we all saw him catching a wave. This one big wave was worth it – all the fear, all the paddling, and all the duck-diving. He had the biggest smile on his face, and was very proud that he had taken on the challenge of Anchors that day and won it, too.
The swell is sticking around. As I am writing this, I can still see big sets coming through Hash Point.
I think it is time for another challenge.