Hi guys, thanks for your time. Firstly, tell us what about Moulay is so special to you?
Soufian: The love in the water here, everyone is happy and friendly. It’s also peaceful and not too busy.
Boujmaa: There is a good positive vibe in Moulay. The conditions are also quality, real gold. It is the best spot I know that offers perfect wave and jumping at the same time. There is an epic wind quality and a really unique break.
What are the conditions like here throughout the year?
Soufian: Soooo sick!
Boujmaa: Winter offers some epic sessions for wind and waves. This spring we had incredible conditions, with about two thirds of each month windy. May was especially sick. Summer is windy pretty much every day, but it can be more crowded, and sometimes less ride but more bump and jump.
How consistent is it here?
Boujmaa: It’s pretty consistent, if you came for 10 days you would expect AT LEAST 5 days of good conditions. There is always the odd break in wind though.
Last week we had 3.7m conditions and logo to mast high waves, how freak was that for the summer?
Soufian: Not uncommon at all, it can get even better than that.
Boujmaa: As long as there is a depression in England, you are guaranteed waves here.
How does Moulay compare to other places in Europe/North Africa?
Boujmaa: The wind here is steadier, with waves to ride that have longer turnable quality. Portugal for instance is trickier, with two or three turns maximum, whereas here you can get 6, 7 or more. Canaries is always side onshore so you won’t get as clean waves with less turns again. That’s what makes it unique here, unless you’re lucky you aren’t going to get waves as good as Moulay in Europe in the spring/summer.
What advice would you give to people considering coming to Moulay?
Boujmaa: Come for longer than a week if you can, just bring small equipment in the summer, in spring/winter bring more of a range to cover different conditions. It is more down the line riding in the off-season, with the average 80kg guy wanting around an 82l board and 3.7-5.3m sail range. In the summer you may want a slightly smaller board and only need 3.7-4.7m sail range.
Soufian: Just to have a basic understanding of sailing in waves before they come, the break is far enough out that there is no major danger, and you will drift down into the bay if anything happens, but you need to be able to consistently get water-started and back out in waves if you want to enjoy yourself and don’t want to drift onto the reef and have a long walk back.
Interview with Jo Wright and contacts on page three…