Home is not where you are from,
After our busy second season at Azrac Surf Morocco, we took a long overdue honeymoon trip away. For us, summer is our time to relax after a long season, and to recharge in time for the next, and there's nothing like a surf getaway far away from home to help you recharge, relax and get inspired!
This July, we left the familiar breaks of Tamraght and ticked off one of the surf trip destinations on our bucket list - Bali!
We spent four weeks travelling the tropical island of the gods, surfing 'til sunset and experiencing the beautiful Balinese culture. It was Morad's first ever trip to Indonesia, and almost a decade since my first visit to this little paradise.
Welcomed by the friendly locals and the pumping swell, we got right into surf mode, waking at dawn to surf and watch the sunrise, with the whole day ahead for exploring - and more surfing! - along the colourful coastline.
4 weeks, a few pounds (in both weight & funds!) lighter, and a snapped surfboard (oops!) later, we returned to Northern Morocco for a quick week's visit before heading off to the UK to catch up with family and friends.
Bali was a great experience in so many ways - surfing waves out of our comfort zone, experiencing a new culture and surroundings, and finding our flow in a new environment.
For me, there are so many benefits to travelling, which go way beyond scoring the best waves and getting that sweet shot for your Instagram feed. One of the things I love about it most is that it shifts your perspective. It takes you out of your daily routine, your comfort zone, and it teaches you lots of things you didn't know about yourself.
Being so far away from home, we realised how happy we are here in Tamraght, and as great as it was to explore a new part of the world, we could not wait to come back!
And that's the other thing I love about travel - along the way, either you realise you're in the wrong place, so you keep on searching, or sometimes it simply affirms that you're exactly where you're supposed to be.
The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave and even better to come back
We feel so grateful to be back in Morocco, to call it 'home' and to have the opportunity to share it with everyone who comes to experience it with us. We're stoked for the coming season and look forward to welcoming you all to the place we call home.