Moulay Bouzerktoun is only just on the map; a tiny village near the fishing town of Essaouira. Once we heard through the windsurfing grapevine that it was home to strong summer thermals, decent swell and that Moroccan superstar, Boujamaa Guilloul, sailed there, the vans were as good as packed and we embarked on the 2000 mile journey by land and sea to Africa.
how to get there
We drove from Portsmouth to Moulay Bouzerktoun. It took 7 days at quite a leisurely pace. The ferry from Portsmouth to Le Harve costs around £150 depending how early you book for two people and a van. The ferry from Algeciras (near Tarifa) to Ceuta (Spanish soil in Morocco) cost £230 for two people and a van.
There are now charter flights with companies such as Easy Jet and Thomson; some fly to Marrakech, some to Agadir. Cost can vary from £90 to £300 depending on time of year, or you can go for the expensive option of flying schedule with the likes of British Airways. Excess baggage on the charter flights is £30 per windsurfer, but you could end up paying per kilo with scheduled airlines.
- Easy Jet Flights from £90 if you book in advance
- Thomson Flights from £120 from Agadir.
- British Airways