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How to choose the perfect waves for beginner surfing

Surfing is hard enough as it is. Not only do you have to balance and turn on the board, you have to learn to position yourself, paddle correctly, drop in, and pop up on moving waves just to get to the riding part. It’s like trying to snowboard on a moving mountain or skateboard on a moving street. Choosing the wrong place to begin can be the difference between loving and hating surfing. Most surf schools will take you to a proper spot, but if you go out on your own follow the suggestions below: The right place to begin is in the white wash. Find a beach break with a sandy bottom and paddle out to where the waves have already broken and get accustom to trying to stand on the moving white wash. This video illustrates the point The wrong place to begin is in the lineup with other surfers. You are going to be a hilarious mess the first time and don’t need the added hassle of trying to stay out of everyone’s way. You will make it out there eventually, but not until you’re comfortable paddling, standing up and leaning into a turn without falling. What […]

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Experiencing Surf Taghazout for the very first time

Goodbye cold, rainy and grey Germany; Morocco here I come! Getting out of the airplane, having that slight smell of saltwater and summer in my nose, feeling the light warm breeze in my face makes me realize: I actually managed to escape from the winter. As I am getting all my luggage and slowly walk out of the airport, Yassine (the owner of the hostel) is already waiting for me outside, holding the big hostel sign with my name written underneath in his hands. “Your first experience of Moroccan lifestyle is already waiting for you: our 45 min car drive to Taghazout; passing some small villages and the big city of Agadir.”, he tells me. Windows down, music on, watching out of the window passing many bikes, horses, donkeys, suddenly see the coastline for the very first time, and finally entering the hostel: Surf taghazout Hostel! The typical Moroccan style the hostel is decorated in, a big selection of surf boards, hearing people laugh and music playing, immediately makes me feel welcome and almost like home. Yassine is showing me around, explaining me everything until we finally get to the highlight of the hostel, which also turns out to be […]

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Surfing in taghazout what to expect

Your first time surfing in taghazout should be a learning experience and  not a surfing pro session. You will fall, you will taste salt water and it will feel a bit awkward. Some people stand up their first time surfing in Taghazout, others don’t, no matter what happens don’t let it discourage you because everyone is different. Our surf instructor will really help you with the surf  lessons in taghazout and you can also check how we teach surf lessons. If you make it past your first day surfing in Taghazout and take some time to let is all sink it, you will eventually progress and get better as the days and weeks go on we teach with ISA model so 5 days surfing lessons and the 6th is improvement day or we do a day trip to Paradise valley. Surfing isn’t a sport like Snowboarding or Skateboarding because the terrain is constantly changing underneath you (unless snowboarding in an avalanche). Some waves will look small at first and then open up to seem like monsters, while others will start off huge and then seem to just die off and disappear. Some waves will crash immediately while others seem to […]

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15 Genius ways to save space in your suitcase

You might all have a little giggle as we declare war on the unruly suitcase. Haven’t we all sat on our suitcases in desperation to just shut the bloomin’ thing? Or ‘panic packed’ two minutes before we leave for the airport – shoving in that additional pair of espadrilles (don’t make me choose between the red, white and pink)? Guest blogger Caroline Costello from Independent Traveler can restore your sanity with these 15 packing tips… Packing is a delicate blend of art and science. Rolling shirts so that they unfold with only the most subtle suggestion of a wrinkle is truly an art form. And on top of that, you need to pack everything you need for a trip in a way that meets the demands of airline baggage weight and size requirements – now that’s a science, and we’ve got the formula. Follow these 15 packing tips and learn how to save space in your suitcase. 1. DO YOUR LAUNDRY ON THE ROAD Travel-size bottles of laundry detergent are available at most Laundromats and drug stores. Alternatively buy an empty travel bottle and fill with stuff you have at home. Wash your clothes in the sink in your hotel room. Travel […]

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Europe and Morocco, Taghazout hurricane strike

This hurricane season has been no joke. Sure, surfers have scored, but there have been direct hits and significant damage. Despite this, you’d probably put Ireland on a list of places that really, really doesn’t need to expect a Hurricane. Not so today. Ophelia is heading that way. It’s already generating significant surf and it could make landfall in Ireland early next week*.

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