MOROCCO’S Anchor Point in all its northern hemisphere winter glory. Here the last swell of 2008 lights up the point and heralds the start of what was to prove to be an epic month.
If you’ve heard of Morocco, you’ll have heard of Anchor Point. It can be one of the most perfect waves imaginable, a regular-footer’s dream. Hassan Ingram.
On January 16th, 2009, it really went off. Pictured is Yassin, showing how skilled a lot of the locals are - this man has style and grace. I sat on the inside of the point and watched around 100 plus barrels in under two hours, it seemed to me that every person in the water had their wave of the season here.
January 19th or Big Thursday, I couldn’t help but get up early and plan a full day of capturing what was to be the biggest swell of this season. After a 10 minute walk up the I couldn’t see anything but solid 15-20ft faces rolling down the point. These images illustrate the real size and power of the point on this day. After a good morning on the point it was time to head back to Surf Berbere have lunch and recharge the batteries.
I then noticed the wind getting better and decided I had to go and grab a few more pictures, it turned out that the Roxy Team were there enjoying a bit of the action. For me it seemed a shame they had to use jetskis and boats in order to enjoy their surf.
January 31st - this month’s final day of glory. With the wind being a strong north easterly I knew this was one for inside Anchors and these gems were to be found rolling down the inside. It was a beautiful ending to January for us here at Surf Berbere with both surfers and bodyboarders showing real skill at the point.
As January ended I realised why I am here, Morocco is an amazing place and the Taghazout locals are great people - i can only see it getting better. Hassan Ingram Surf Berbere
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