Perched on the edge of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, just a few kilometers north of Taghazout, lies the formidable Killer Point – named not for danger, but for the pods of killer whales historically spotted offshore. This surf spot is the stuff of legends, revered for its powerful, long right-hand waves that can peel elegantly for up to 500 meters.
A true point break, it peels around the headland, providing rides that can last for up to several minutes on the best days. It’s a majestic showcase of natural wave engineering, offering various sections that cater to different surfing styles. The wave starts with a fast and hollow take-off, ideal for advanced surfers looking to test their tube-riding skills, then mellows into a shoulder perfect for carves and cutbacks, appealing to those looking to practice turns or simply enjoy a lengthy ride.
|Type of Break||Point Break|
|Break Direction||Right Hander|
|Optimal Tide||Low to Mid|
|Distance||5km. Approx. 10 mins|
|Access||Accessible by car; parking is available on the cliff top with a trail leading down to the break. Accessible at low tide by foot at the peak, otherwise prepare for a long paddle at higher tides!|
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Killer Point demands respect; its waves are not for the faint-hearted. The type of break here is predominantly a point break with a reef-rocky bottom that requires a surfer to have a confident command over their board and the sea. When the swell aligns, sections of the wave will offer everything from steep faces ideal for carving to hollow barrels that surfers dream about. It’s a wave with a variety of moods – sometimes mellow, sometimes thunderous – ensuring no two visits are ever quite the same.
After an intense session at Killer Point, surfers have an array of local eateries to refuel. Nearby Taghazout offers a plethora of dining options, where you can indulge in traditional Moroccan tagines or savor freshly caught seafood. The laid-back atmosphere of the village is perfect for those looking to unwind, with many cafés and restaurants boasting terraces overlooking the ocean – a serene spot to recount your surfing tales over a cup of mint tea or a satisfying meal.
Killer Point is part of a series of breaks that have put this stretch of coastline on the global surf map. Neighboring spots like Anchor Point and Mysteries offer their own challenges and charms, making this area a surfers’ paradise where you can chase different waves all within close proximity. The camaraderie in the lineup is palpable, with local and visiting surfers alike sharing a reverence for the ocean’s gifts.
Beyond the waves, Killer Point’s beauty lies in its rugged coastal backdrop, which offers spectacular sunsets and a sense of seclusion from the hustle of more populated spots. It’s this combination of excellent surfing conditions and the serene environment that solidifies Killer Point’s status as a bucket-list destination for wave riders worldwide.
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