Gallery: Morocco's Points Light Up And We've No Name to Thank

Craig Murch

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Updated 1009d ago

"The name Doris has not yet been assigned to a storm," reads metoffice.gov.uk. Confused? Because Doris hit late last week, right? Battered Southern Europe, lit up North Africa all weekend. But apparently, this particular disturbance did not warrant being awarded a pre-determined name from the list.

This means there will now be another Doris, a real Doris even, and this one will be forgotten by most. But not by those who were lucky enough to be situated on Africa's north west coast this past weekend. One such soul was travelling lensman Luke Dawson, who'd been holed up in Morocco for the past month and more enduring a relative flat spell.

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

"I surfed both days [Friday and Saturday] for about an hour and a half at Anchors," Luke tells us. "Friday was big out the back — probably biggest of the year. I was riding a 6'4 but then the inside was super wedgey with some really good barrels so you didn't really need/want a big board. By the afternoon after low it had already dropped in size but some crazy barrels were made.

"Saturday the outside really wasn't even that big but on some sets it was connecting a bit more cleanly and it offered moments of brilliance on the inside of Anchor Point."

And while Luke wasn't in the water himself, he was busy bringing us the below—an array of images from Friday and Saturday in the Taghazout area and beyond. Scroll away:

Hardly your average Hash Point.

Hardly your average Hash Point.

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

What we all want to witness, every time we look out to sea.

What we all want to witness, every time we look out to sea.

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

The land of rights and sunset lights.

The land of rights and sunset lights.

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

"Please, no."

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson

© 2019 - Luke Dawson


Craig Murch

MSW Content Editor