Taghazout Spot Guide

About Taghazout

Mysteries is the wave on the northern back beach of Anchor Point. A dirt area atop the cliffs offers camping and in peak winter holiday season can filled with more than fifty campervans with license plates from Poland to Portugal. Anchor Point is walking distance to the south, Killer's is walking distance and visible to the north.

The wave itself is one of the few waves in the area that work on higher tides. A rock shelf reef that is exposed at the lowest tides, it offers a rippable fun right similar to Lower Trestles, and a left that can be decent and a nice change from all the right points you've been surfing. Keep an eye on it in the afternoons, as the crowd can ebb and flow and the tide changes can have it working at unexpected times, so be ready for the quick run out there.

To reach it, head down the trails on the cliffs and time a jump off from the rocks, then paddle across the lineup and around the shoulder. The beginners like to surf it, but the more experienced can pick off the gems by marking your lineup and reading the shifts.

Source: Taghazout Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Annoying. Inexperienced surfers tend to get in the way.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Crowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can get good on the right swell.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Depends on the size of the surf.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Normal pollution for the area.

Additional Information

Hazards

Crowds.

Access

Easy. Look for the packs of campervans on the cliff.

Bring Your

Shortboard

Seabed

Reef, reef/point

Best Season

Fall into winter as the North Atlantic storm track gets active.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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