Lena Erdil went to Morocco to compete in the PWA World Cup Wave. Check out her new vlog and a quick interview about the spot.
First time in Morocco, first time in Morocco for the PWA Wave event. Only girls. We saw a lot of amazing shots of characteristics places. How was the surrounding area from the wave spot?
Moulay is a tiny village consisting of pretty much only 1 street infront of the spot. But Essouaira is just a 30 minute drive away and is a beautiful old town with all the oriental charm you want. The Medina (city centre) is protected by a city wall. All the streets are super narrow so there is no car or motorcycle access. Busy beautiful streets with plenty of shops selling spices, leather goods, carpets and other oriental specialities. Some great art galleries are also worth a visit!
If a windsurfer would turn up at the spot. Where would you advice to stay?
My advice would be to contact the local windsurfing centre Bouj X Sports. There are many locals in Moulay who rent out rooms in their houses. It’s nice to stay directly on the spot in Moulay and live the simple life. If you want more comfort you can also stay in Essouaira which is only 30 minutes away. It´s a beautiful city.
How are the conditions throughout the year, and which conditions did you find?
In the winter there are big waves and the wind is maybe a bit more irregular. In the summer it is always windy (I think at least 5 days a week), but the waves are smaller.
How did the event go for you? Happy of your result?
No, I am really dissapointed with my results. We only did the single elimination and after one good wave ride I chose to follow a not so good wave too far into the bay where the wind was too light and I ended up getting stuck.
So unable to score again.
It was a tactical mistake I should have avoided. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to competing in waves. Taking the right decisions and choosing the right waves within the limited time you have is crucial.
So yeah I have learned a new lesson so lets see how this will help me in the coming events.