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Sun Surf and Sheep in sunny Moroc!

So last week it was time for our annual jaunt down south the land of Tagines, Sun Surf and well lots of sheep this time!

This is my 6th trip to Morocco but my first time venturing South of Agadir to escape the crowds up North, so after a brief 4hr flight we pick up our wheels (which appeared to be a toy car but was in fact a real one!) and hit the road, and in true style the road soon turned into a track which snaked through the southern end of the Anti-Atlas mountain range and another 4hrs later brought us to Sidi Ifni.

Sidi is a small ex Spanish colonial town, we found it super friendly and laid back, basically there is nothing to do but eat drink and surf, which is perfect!

There is a beach point and reef in town but the best spots we found were along the 20km of coast to the north where clear blue empty waves were found on the dozens of secluded spots and a decent 4×4 is a must to access some of them.

 

The swell was in the 3ft range everyday which lit up the beach breaks perfectly, imagine very good Bunkers everyday in 21 degree water!
The south is better on a small swell so if you are planning a trip to Morocco it is well worth a look for some super fun hassle free waves, accommodation is cheap and plentiful and there is a new coast road which makes the drive back up north a bit less traumatic than the mountain pass!

We will return soon with a jeep!

All i want for Christmas is…..

A voucher from Scarborough Surf School!

Its that time of year when we are all thinking what the dilly dally do I buy my loved ones for Christmas?

Well look no further as we have a great selection of gift vouchers available for all our exciting activities.

All our vouchers are valid for 12 months so this is a great time to get booked in for Summer 2018.

Surfing – Get your other half Ripping with a private improver lesson, or maybe a family group surf lesson just for fun..

            

Coasteering  – Forget those romantic meals and wasted days in the beauty salon, you and your squeeze can find love in the North Sea, swimming, climbing, jumping and crawling through the majestic caves and tunnels of Flambrough Head. 

Maybe you know someone who loves adventure who would find a coaster voucher a refreshing change to some socks from Next?

     

Stand Up Paddle Board – With a large fleet of boards available this is a great family and couples activity, we even have junior boards for the kids, there is no better way to explore Cayton Bay!

        

Gift Vouchers – Standard vouchers are available which can be spent on anything from Jelly Belly to Board Socks

  

Vouchers are available to buy online at Secret Spot or over the phone or in store at Scarborough Surf School..

 

 

Pumping Surf for Scarborough and the East Coast!

For those who have not noticed the wave-riders of the East coast have been spoilt by continuous surf and off shore winds for the last 4 weeks, and still the charts predict more to come!

We seem to be in a weekly pattern of small fun waves midweek followed by increasing swell over the weekends epic conditions every Monday and Tuesday!??

There have been plenty of epic sessions going down with Surfers from all over the UK and Europe flocking for a piece of the action…

Here is Scotty our manager at Secret Spot enjoying one of the many class breaks on our coastline, putting the 5,10″ Sci-Phi through its paces…

Three men went to climb a mountain!

First of all a big Thanks to everyone who came to see us over the Summer and took part in our activities, we hope you had a blast as we certainly did!

It only seems fair that after working hard all Summer the team (Scotty & Carl) had chance for a bit of R&R? So the plan was put into place (By Tommo) first of all a civilized meal out followed by a quick climb up Mt Snowdon and then Two days at Surf Snowdonia with the FCS boys and Surf Photographer G what could possibly go wrong?

After a hearty meal of Steak and a few bottles of plonk we managed about Two hours sleep on a sofa somewhere on the way to Wales before we set off to find this big Mountain, the three of us had seen better days! I had a severe limp and Scotties knees are not know for their reliability but luckily our leader had all the equipment and motivation to make this happen……Yes!

So we arrived to drizzle and a thickening mist, but not to worry we had faith in our leader, he had indeed brought some walking boots and er some walking boots, never mind the drizzle was not too bad and off we went!

We did however have plenty of nutrition, 1 bottle of water, a packet of wine gums and 3 mars bars I had acquired from the surf school!

Skip forward 5hrs and yes we had not only scaled this huge hill but returned in one piece! The view at the top could only be described as limited, but the camaraderie was something beautiful!

Back at basecamp lessons were learned for next time

  • Take waterproofs
  • Take Food
  • Check weather
  • Do NOT take expensive phones which get wet and ruined! (2 IPhones lost their lives on this trip!)

 

So onwards to Surf Snowdonia to play! We were certainly spoiled by the FCS crew, boards and fins to play with and a wave which never closes out!

We even got to share a small wooden POD together which was quite frankly rather disturbing but I guess that’s what team building is all about?!!

 

Tommo putting the Firewire Omni through its paces..

Scotty getting loose on the Lib Tech

Carl loving the lefts on the Firewire Evo

 

 

 

 

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