Morocco Spot X
Moulay Bouzerktoune is home to many of Morocco’s most talented windsurfers, most of which have not yet had the chance to shine on an international stage. But this is all about to change.
The International Windsurfing Tour is returning to Morocco… and you’re invited too. From 6th – 13th May 2017 the first wave stop on the IWT will be held in Moulay, in conjunction with Boujxsports, with fleets for every level and age group of windsurfer, from across the world.
For years the strong trade winds (locally called Cherki) and great North swells of Moulay have provided both local riders and visitors with amazing down-the-line wave-riding and stratospheric jumping. But now we have the opportunity for riders, from near and far, to showcase their skills at this incredible destination. And with the new Essaouira airport just a 30-minute journey from Moulay, and direct three-hour flights from Paris, Marseille and London it is now even easier to reach this Moroccan windsurfing paradise. Additionaly Marakesh has an international airport, and you can get a ride down to Moulay or Essaouira.
Professional windsurfer, Boujmaa Guilloul is the driving force behind the event and is keen to welcome everyone to join him for a week of fun competition at his home spot. If you have been thinking about joining the IWT, or if you are already part of the expanding ranks of IWT sailing, then Morocco is one not to miss. This will be a cultural experience of a lifetime, and you will windsurf with some of the biggest names in windsurfing. REGISTER NOW, for some friendly competition, incredible local cuisine, picture-perfect waves, and a truly fantastic windsurfing retreat.
Local conditions vary, but riders can expect strong 20-30 knot winds, fun-sized waves, and cool water. 3/2 wetsuits are recommended, and with most waves breaking over reefs, booties are not a bad idea. Rental gear is available, if you do not want to bring your own. Contact Boujmaa’s rental center at www.boujxsports.com for more details. Additionally, one can rent from www.magicfunafrika.com.
Check out some highlights from the last year’s inaugural event.