In Pictures: Morocco’s Taghazout Surf Expo 2023, October 26 – 29
At the end of October, Boardsport SOURCE flew down to Agadir in Morocco for the second Taghazout Surf Expo. This year’s edition had the advantage of some great swell, allowing locals and visitors alike to show off their skills to the assembled crowd. This three-day event is a combination of surf by day and music by night, as leading Moroccan music acts take to the stage at the end of each day.
The surf village is a rectangular in shape with 60 plus booths representing brands, surf schools, surf accommodation and associations. Brands in attendance included Surfboard NSP, Gotcha, Takuma, O’Neill, Hoff, Sooruz, Cabianca, Wheels and Fins, Native Surfboards, and many, many more.
At one end was a large tent in which a full programme of surf related topics were discussed, and nearby (and new to this year), was a surf movie theatre. The event has really put surfing on the map in Morocco with local dignitaries opening and attending the event. The national government has even confirmed major investments in surf tourism. To give you a size of the market, there are over 350 surf schools dotted along the coast.
During the festival, regular round tables and conferences looked at surf tourism and how it could develop without impacting on the traditional culture. As news of the event had spread following last year’s successful launch, public attendance increased massively for 2023.
Take a look at our show gallery and then book your flights for next year… there’s nothing like combining business with pleasure.