Moroccan Surf Adventures's photo of Safi

greg long, moroccan surf adventures photo jason murray

Average rating of 4.55 from 186 votes


Spot Location: Morocco > Morocco > Safi

Date Taken: 24th February 2007. 35662 page views since 1st October 2009.

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Negro91 Mar 6, 2010 Rating: 0


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Freshie Jan 24, 2010 Rating: 0

An agro French guy who claims Moroc as his own? I'm in Morocco right now, and it seems to every French prick here thinks he has right of way to every wave. Just cuz Morocco was once a French colony and many locals speak French, doesnt make any French twit a local too. Or does it give the right to paddle to the front of the lineup after every wave and paddle around everyone else like they dont exist -especially when you suck. Learn some manners France or stay home. Really sick picture!

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Harv Oct 23, 2009 Rating: 4

wow grey water, would never have thunk it

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Seashell Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 0

thunk it?! haha i like it...

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Gareth Boyd Oct 8, 2009 Rating: 2

Whats the locals like round this spot?

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Seashell Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 0

The locals in Moroc are lovely, it's the travelling surfers that are the problem.

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SurfingChimp Oct 8, 2009 Rating: 3

Shots like this should be banned while I'm at work miles away and weeks away from doing any form of surfing. Bah humbug!

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Billy Bob.Boe Oct 7, 2009 Rating: 1


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Moroccan Surf Adventures Oct 7, 2009 Rating: 0

really pleased you all enjoyed the image & glad it has generated some debate. The guys who surfed & shot this were a pleasure to work with & lets face it, if you are lucky enough to get a bomb like this its worth putting up with a bit of local abuse!!

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Meunchkkleeerrr III Oct 7, 2009 Rating: 0

just to add my 2 pennith - i have had some excellent times in Morrocco, nice people, relatively chilled but i echo moby...the little kids are right fuckers and always have to show off etc...its like "lets burn the foreigner day" every day with them. the only little teensy bit of aggro i got was when i put a banan skin ont he roof of our hire car and some dickstain jumped out his relatively brand new beamer (very rare for a Moco to have a beamer , so he was obviously royalty or someting) and he started haranguing me about littering 'his country'. I pointed out he was standing in a dog shit and that the whole are was a shanty town of sorts with raw sewage running in trickles down onto the beach about 2 yards away (seriously i kid you not dont surf if its rained in Moco). he got all huffy and threatened to 'get the locals' so i ignored him and jsut drove to a different break. I guess i jsut feel sorry for people like that!!

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berko Oct 7, 2009 Rating: 2

king in the castle king in the castle

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broady Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 3

waves dont get much better than that :) sweeeeeet!!!

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Tony,K.I. Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 0

Marocco,Well After sprnding 2 Months there in 1983 the surfing was a side issue.I had a love/Hate relationship with that place,im glad to have got out in one piece,MAN!I wont begin to share my expiriances,I still have flashbacks of being druged,robbed.chassed,kniffed and spat at,ok it was the fasting month but.......

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Younes Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 0

On a scale from 1 to 5, how much naive were you?

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Seashell Oct 5, 2009 Rating: -1

That is sickening...

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Stewy Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 2

Agree Mookesh, that old french dude is a prize tool...

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Seashell Dec 20, 2009 Rating: 1

Uh oh, agro french dude must be giving me a minus rating...

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ZsJ Dec 6, 2009 Rating: 0

one Big Mac and Fries and a Sprite coming up, maybe in a million years. oh yea, my wee-wee is tingly, from the wave.

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Seashell Nov 29, 2009 Rating: 0

Damn...I think I know the tool yer talking about? Is it a baldy/skin head older french fella? He burnt be big time

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Anotherone Nov 3, 2009 Rating: 2

I see that LM's reputation is getting international.

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mantis Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 3

thats the spirit ZsJ. Take no sh*t, Take no prisoners...and Take my order-I'll have a big mac, fries and a sprite

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ZsJ Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 2

I don't take orders from ANYONE, if there is good shape/break, you can bet that ill be surfing it, WITHOUT fees. thank you - ZsJ (AKA Arrow Addict(AKA PineApple Puncher))

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mantis Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 2

lol. there is actually a dude that does this? well now Ive heard it all. I over rule him bcs I have just claimed ownership of the ocean. And as owner of the ocean, I decree it is for all to share. But you all have to pay me rental fees of course. I will give my bank account details in a follow up message. Stayed tuned. And thank you for your business. Management.

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goofysurf Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 2

is this the same frog munching surrender monkey who claims a certain break as his and is therefore private?

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Papa Chambo Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 2

Like most places there is a balance between idiots and cool people. Its just a shame we tend to let the idiots get to us and create a bad memory of an otherwise good trip. I have met some of the nicest locals in Morocco, but also seen complete gimps shouting and screaming at people. There tends to be a trend that the better, more mature surfers are cool or at least don't give out the agro. The comment below by Z boy is good. We should learn to stand our ground a bit with the idiots....although I am guilty of just getting pissed off with it all and getting out....

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zboy Oct 5, 2009 Rating: -2

crystal cathedral if it was like this id go to church all the time very good photo ( localism if u go for wave and its a sponger run him over and you have to stand up to them if you get a beating then you get one but in genral they only hard in groups or all mouth get some balls hold your ground get back out there)

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Portpipe Oct 7, 2009 Rating: 3

how about i wait for the moment when your struggling out of your wetsuit in the carpark and run you and your resin 8 over in my car. that would be far funnier

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mookesh griffin Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 2

The real Locals were cool when i was there,There was just this one french gimp(who happens too run a surf camp) who was being a massive prick,His attitude far out weighed his talent though,total kook

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polini999 Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 3

One of the best pics i have seen in this page.... Congrats to photographer and surfer! big mean wave

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Jack21 Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 2

i dont get why people throw rocks... it just makes them look more like an idiot, there's a point where i live, all the locals there do that crap... dont get it. they could be surfing instead. waste of time, and cowardly...

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i love surfnig Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 2

dats a big damn wave! After I learns to swim, I am a surf a wave just like dat one!

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mantis Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 2

Aww come on. this profile is too much. haha gotto luv it. (I am suspicious of the culprit. You know who you are)

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Coelacanth Oct 5, 2009 Rating: 1

I could have sworn Jon Voight taught all the black kids in your neighborhood how to swim years ago! Oh that's right!...You're from California...riiiight....Sorry, bro...my bad!

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gobbing on the rims of the vanquished Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

this shot makes me want to shit in a packet of quavers.boom!

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mantis Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 0

Nice wave. Sorry to hear Moby's story about the local surfers can be idiots. Glad to hear the land dwellers are cool. I think implying Moby disrespected the locals is being a little unfair unless you were there with him.

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Surf Berbere Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Fun wave for sure and a heavy one too, though whats said about locals being aggressive they are only like that if you diss-respect them, usualy they dont mind if you turn up and surf. Like anywhere in the world localism is normal and you just have to D E A L with it ;)

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Africa Extrem Jun 29, 2010 Rating: -1

I would say that you need to go with a surf guide that can at least surf it properly, the locals can be agressive if they know any body going with you. Samir Aka Skoufoufou is the hot local there, and all locals follow his mood with people, be friend with him and you might not be dropped in on as Dusty Payn in Modern Collective

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Gareth Boyd Oct 6, 2009 Rating: 2

Or takith ones eye, may take another??

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mantis Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

or is it "Let Ye who has the best throwing arm..."?

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mantis Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 1

doesnt it say in the bible "Let Ye who has the biggest stone cast it first" or something like that?

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Gareth Boyd Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 4

Get a bigger stone and hit him? Or is that out of the question?

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MobyBarn Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

The problem I had at Safi was caused by one young bodyboarder. I was trying to keep myself to myself and certainly wasn't snaking or being aggro. This kid deliberately dropped in on me three times. I tried being polite and not rising to it but he obviously just had a chip on his shoulder. The next time he dropped in on me I just kept going, so he told his bigger friends that I had disrespected him. When I got out the idiot actually threw stones at me! What can you do?

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Younes Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

They can be very agro, respect or not, not toward Euros only

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mantis Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

Nice wave. Sorry to hear Moby's story about the local surfers can be idiots. Glad to hear the land dwellers are cool. I think implying Moby disrespected the locals is being a little unfair unless you were there with him

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road dog Oct 4, 2009 Rating: 2

stuff it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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phatandtan Oct 3, 2009 Rating: 2

Great shot...

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MobyBarn Oct 3, 2009 Rating: 3

Although Safi has amazing waves it also has pretty dodgy water quality and one or two very unsavoury and aggressive local surfers. (The non-surfers were cool as cucumbers). When I went there 6 years ago I lost a stone in weight from three days of pooing through the eye of a needle. Got a few class waves too. Go on over, crowd out their line up and have rocks thrown at you!

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grayzee Oct 3, 2009 Rating: -4

what a crap picture of a small wave!! the surf is soo pumping here and nobodies in the lineup, why would anyone want to go anywherelse! by not bothered theres been no surf for weeks.

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X Check This X Oct 2, 2009 Rating: 2


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Andrews Water Sports Oct 2, 2009 Rating: 0

Glassy and perfect!

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Gsurf Oct 2, 2009 Rating: 3

Looks sweet!!! im heading over in December, looking forward to surfing some of these waves. :)

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MantaWave Oct 2, 2009 Rating: 2

Nice!!! ... I just checked our forecast here at M.S.W. ...not one star for 7 days ...I wonder if Virginia Beach should even be called a surf spot.

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Jack21 Oct 2, 2009 Rating: 1

jihz jihz in my pants...

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the brap brap chap Oct 2, 2009 Rating: 1

pretty much just jizzed in my pants

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