Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Allah was not generous with waves on our surf trip to Morocco.

Everyday we'd drive north from Taghazout to the only beach exposed enough to get swell, at the banana plantation town of Tamri.

As we sat under the cliffs locals would offer chocolate bars, surf wear and jewellery for sale.

We were befriended by a skinny dog called Lipstick. We gave him a half eaten sandwich after lunch one day.

The locals stood around and watched in disbelief.


Anonymous said...

You should've come to Vic. I had five days of pretty good surfing conditions, Thurs to Mon. And warm warm water too.

Tony Thorne said...

Yeah, it looked nice down there.
Even though we were in conditions as bad as it gets in Morocco, there were still clean waves in the three foot range every day. No sea breeze, warm water and OK banks. That makes it more consistent than any place I've seen, and when you see how many breaks there are around Taghazout, even when things were "average" it would put the Torquay/Bells area in the shade.
I'll certainly be going back.

Anonymous said...

Wow! they're beautiful drawings. How long does it take to draw them?

Tony Thorne said...

Thanks Emma,
the average for the landscapes was around an hour. Although some, like the one of us watching the waves was tweaked over two days, as we were always sitting in the same spot.

Elliot Cowan said...

Terrific report.
I've often wanted to visit Morocco, but for eating, not for surfing - a sport Jews aren't allowed to play.

Boris Hiestand said...

love your drawings, I'm jealous of your trip! Chris showed me the pics- very nice! see you soon