On September 12th its was Eid al Adha or also known as the Feast of the sheep. On this day the muslim community sacrifices a sheep to their god. The Berber traditions that come with this feast where already existing before Islam came to Morocco.
The three-day celebration that is called the Boujloud Festival, is comparable with Halloween or Carnaval. Boujloud means The person who wears sheepskin.
Local kids take the skin that comes from the sheep and turn it into a carnaval costume. After dressing up they go outside and scare the people. They made a some kind of 'lucky weapon' from the hooves of the sheep. Once slapped by the hooves you will be blessed with the magical power of the sacrificed sheep.
On the last evening there is a big parade with all the kids in their costumes accompanied by drummers and/or flute players which ends on the main square. Next to the 'Boujloud Men' you will find Berber dancing and singing.
The Boujloud festival is a very entertaining and fun festival, with young kids competing to show off their skills and creativity. We definitely saw some scary costumes!
This season we are offering daily yoga starting from November on. Enjoy an active sunrise sessions or relax and calm down during golden hour in Taghazout. The sunsets are astonishing everyday, we promise.
We are proud of this collaboration with local surfgirl Meryem and Billabong. In the new campaign ‘Know the feeling’ Its all about the love for surfing, no matter where you are from or what differences we have. Once you step into the ocean you feel free, you feel the energy. Watch the video and get inspired!
In case your don't know them already, the Hashpoint Team has some new members, let us introduce you to all staffmembers.
Local photographer Ayoub Abouzzia just released his latest video following professional surfers such as Yoni Klein, Edo Minsker, Matt Passequindici and more.
The very cool initiative Make Life Skate Life treated Taghazout to a real sweet deal. Make Life Skate Life is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organisation that works with local skateboarding communities around the world to create free of charge, community-built concrete skateparks. And so they created one for Taghazout.
When you are exposed to high temperatures during exercise heat exhaustion develops quickly. Read about the signs of sunburns, sunstrokes and dehydration and how to prevent! You don’t want to waste your holiday in bed while the surf is pumping.
Every year there is a local event for kids, usually a surf competition, usually for boys only. This year we do it different. Let girls be the center of attention and education. We learn them how to surf.
What kind of surf boards are there and what are their futures. How do you choose the right board for your size, the conditions and your level? Read about all the differences in lengths and shapes.
We asked our guests how they experienced their stay with us and tell it to you in person. Watch a compilation now and soon view all full reviews online.
Watch this video about Taxi driver Mohamed and his Mercedes. The blue taxi's are seen everywhere throughout the country. But as the cars are slowly replaced by new minivans, this image will someday disappear.