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May 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM
By: Pete
Exploring the Desert

The Dakhla festival was incredible.  We explored the desert, experienced the Moroccan culture, and windsurfed some unreal conditions!  In the week that Dad and I were there, we discovered an entirely new world full of entirely different characteristics.  The first thing that hits you is the desert.  The physical differences. Dakhla is a peninsula on the Moroccan coast, between the Sahara and the Atlantic.  This creates an out-of-this-world landscape full of mind-blowing scenery!  When we arrived in Dakhla, it was midnight. So, because only the stars were out, we couldn't see the vast expanse of desert that surrounded the camp.  But in the next days we found so many breath taking spots it got old!  There are sick plateaus to the Northeast and a gigantic lagoon to the inland side of peninsula.  When you look at the lagoon right, you can see the reflection of the plateaus.  They're two 50 ft high parallel lines that go a mile in both directions, incredible!  But there isn't only desert in Dakhla.

(CLICK HERE TO WATCH BERND'S VIDEO FROM MOROCCO)

At night, a bunch of people in the camp would go to the town nearby. There we ate kalamari and camel, yeah camel!  The festival had concerts on all the time too.  In town, you could grab an avocado milkshake and listen to local Arab music echoing through the streets. We still didn't come just to eat the food though!  We came to windsurf, and we did!  The waves at the campsite were unreal.  They broke off of a point break about 200 yards out and rolled all the way in before connecting with the next beach break and speeding up.  Then it would all fold over onto the sandy beach.  If you rode the wave right, you could have a long stretch back out again!  Everyday was a good day, the wind and waves were always perfect and we explored throughout the entire trip.  I had an unbelievable time in Dakhla and can only hope to go there again next year to do it all over again!

Posted: March 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM
By: Windsport Magazine

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