We leave you a chronicle of "Towards the SUP "
We have started the year surfing in Moroccan waters, in Mirlelt, a surf trip where we have participated 9 people, all customers and friends of the school. We started the adventure on January 1, flying to Marrakech. 11.45h, we are already on another continent and here the sun is intense to be winter! We pick up our rental van and start the long route to our destination. First, motorway to Agadir, then motorway to Tiznit, where we stopped to eat and resumed the trip at night, by increasingly secondary roads, with unpaved sections and, to our surprise, with a lot of vehicles that circulate without lights to the that you have to add bicycles, cars pulled by animals and pedestrians. After passing this first test successfully, at night, with cold and a significant humidity, we are at 70 kms of Mirleft. It only remains to take the coastal road, pass Aglou, and we find the welcome reception of Mohamed, our contact of Surf in Morocco, and the police, all right, agents! They are the 21h and we have wifi, and we are going to have a very good pizza at a local in town. Day 1. We loaded the material, the boards on the roof of the van, wrapped with crickas type straps and headed to the beach "La Salvaje", in the province of Sidi-Ifni. The waves are big, with lots of water and very fast, with the peak a bit far from the coast, so you have to row out to sea about 600 meters, with wind and a low water temperature, making things a bit difficult. Today we meet Rafa Comenge, surfinder group founder and director of Surf in Morocco and we started to know the traditional Moroccan gastronomy, very tasty and cooked with fresh food. We confess that we have eaten very well, starting with the vegetable tagine, tea, coffee and traditional pasta with honey from this first day. Day 2. Have you ever slept under a blanket of camel hair? Robber yes, after ordering a blanket after being cold the first night. And he also knows what it is like to wake up the roosters at the 7 in the morning, something we are not used to in the cities anymore. With songs of roosters or not, at 10h we start every day to collect the material and decide which are the best spots for the day. Surfing in the morning, lunch at Mirleft, another surf session in the afternoon and snack with pastries and coffee courtesy of Mohamed. Before dinner we walk through the village, a small and quiet fishing village where 300 families live but where surfing is a flourishing business, with 3 schools and 2 stores. Day 3 and successive. In addition to the beach "La Salvaje", we have visited the port beach. You can see that we are in the Atlantic, the water is colder and saltier, also cleaner, although nobody takes care of the maintenance of the beaches and there are no bins. Despite this we find "human remains" such as plastics and other waste. These days we have met Olaf from Looking Smile, who is living in Mirleft for a while and who has told us local stories and his experience in Morocco. Here everyone is very attentive and hospitable, and they recommended the local argan oil. Accustomed to the prices of Barcelona, everything is cheaper. For example: a breakfast with natural juice, coffee with milk, bread with omelette, croissant and water cost less than 3 euros, and we could dine for less than 4. The wind has calmed down, so the temperature has risen a few degrees, also that of the water. Now we can go easy with 3 / 2mm wetsuits. Still, the waves are big and fast and ... they are everywhere. There are waves on all the beaches, with which we can choose spot according to what we want bigger or smaller, with more or less travel, more or less ordered, even right or left! We always try to be in the "line up", so we paddled to reach the peak and did not break "the series" above. Last day. We have made the best surf session of the entire trip on the beach of the port of Sidi-Ifni: good temperature, big waves but orderly and slow training, perfect for our level. Today we have a farewell barbecue with Olaf, Rafa, Mohamed and our guides. Lamb for 15 people! It has been a good experience, we recommend the place as a surfing destination for those people who want to surf big waves without crowds enjoying spectacular natural landscapes and away from civilization. During the day, temperatures are summer despite being winter and has always reigned companionship and good vibes. Thanks to Salva, Jordi, Ángel, Miguel Ángel, Yubal, William, Rubén and Omar for sharing this experience with us. We have had a great time!