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Stab Podcast: Morocco Is A Right Point Haven

Ashton Goggans lifts the curtain on Red Bull No Contest: Morocco

stabfm // Nov 25, 2023
Words by August Howell
Reading Time: < 1 minute

“By the end of that trip, I felt like I had spent time with pretty much everyone that has been a part of Moroccan surf culture over the past 50 years,” Ashton Goggans says of his two-month trip around the North African country. 

That’s the benefit of immersion surf journalism along more than 1,000 miles of coastline and dozens of friendly locals happy to share the points. Ashton and an international crew covered a lot of ground in Morocco for the latest episode of No Contest: Off Tour, Stab and Red Bull’s deep dive into culture, food and waves of some of the best (and unknown) surf locales around the world. 

Above, Ashton and Stace Galbraith break down what went into the project, who the local characters were, and when the country’s best swell window is.

Highlights of the convo include:

  • The unrelenting hospitality of the Othmane Choufani and the Moroccan locals. 
  • Unraveling the stigmas of traveling and surfing in an Islamic country.
  • Ramzi Boukhiam’s remarkable love affair with Safi. 
  • Meeting Morocco’s first shaper and the problems of import tax. 
  • The sheer amount of points and slabs (including a mysto big-wave venue) on the coast. 

Catch all episodes of No Contest here.


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