[vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” box_shadow_on_row=”no”][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have been in Morocco during the Purísima holidays for the second year in a row now, where we spent an awesome SUP trip in a wonderful destination; the beaches to the North of Agadir, specifically Taghazout and its surroundings. We love to travel to Morocco! It’s surprising how in such little distance from our home we can experience such a different culture and, above all, find a perfect climate and waves to overcome the winter cold that we have had recently in Barcelona. Also, they treat us like kings in the Riad of Rasha: private service during our stay; a modern house of Moroccan style that is spacious and comfortable with a dreamlike terrace; and a chef that prepares outstanding dinners.
This year we decided to reduce the group to a maximum of 8 people in order to give a higher quality service in the classes and in the services in general. On this occasion, the majority of the group were beginners who had tried to catch some waves on a paddleboard on a few occasions, but the little regularity that we have in the Mediterranean is an important handicap for learning and improving. There are always good waves for all levels in Taghazout, one just needs to know how to find them and for this, we have the guys at de Agadir SUP Center who are experts. We were lucky as during our stay as we found the perfect sized waves for the group really close to Riad. It was an intensive 5-day course and this meant that all of the students made a really good progression with all of them catching waves by the end, including Marcos who came with his surfboard and changed it for a SUP board on some days.
The hours pass quickly when you are having fun; the rhythm is not stressful but we were in active mode during the trip and the days started early at 10 am. We went out searching for waves after having breakfast where we spent between 4 and 5 hours on the beach with classes and free practice, followed by having a snack in the town’s bakery, a stretching session on arrival in Riad, walks and visits to markets and towns, dinner, dessert and bed because your body cannot take any more, but… it’s the best way to live! One really becomes accustomed quickly. Also, the group of people that joined us were wonderful! Despite the fact that the majority of the group did not know each other beforehand, good connections were made and things flowed so well with lots of laughter and alliances made, and lots of fun after dinner playing games such as the Dobble.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space image_repeat=”no-repeat”][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/250106124″][vc_empty_space image_repeat=”no-repeat”][/vc_column][/vc_row]