Many of our followers will have experienced the fantastic surf spot, Boilers, that is located just North of Taghazout in Morocco. The righthand point break is a must visit break if you are in the area and for me was probably my favourite wave when I visited the region. It is with a heavy heart then, that I bring you the news that access to Boilers is now closed off and at this moment in time, waves are going unridden due to a programme of building work.
The area is undergoing huge investment and we are hearing that access to Boilers has been closed because there is currently a desalination plant being built there. There is even a security guard employed to prevent access across the site. No one seems to know the affect the plant will have on the surf spot long term and when and if access will be granted again.
For those who are not aware of Boilers, the spot gets it’s name from a huge boiler that was washed ashore from a ship that sank many years ago. The boiler rests on the inside of the break, and although no threat to any of the surfers, it can be the perfect take off place on smaller days.
There is currently a petition in place, asking for another access route to be provided and we ask our followers to get involved and get signing to help protect this first class surf spot. There is also a protest Facebook page that has been started by Mint Surf and you can join their Facebook page “Save Taghazout’s surf breaks” here.
Whether you have ever surfed Boilers or not, your help is needed to protect a sublime wave and to give surfers access to it. If you have ever surfed Boilers, we would love to hear your memories and we wish the campaigners every success in saving access to the wave.