Focusing on the values of surfing - sharing waves with friends, pushing each other to new levels and exploring new cultures - O’Neill will gather 7 local heroes from 7 European countries and bring them together with global teamriders Cory Lopez, Mark Mathews and Shaun Cansdell for a close encounter with undiscovered magic Moroccan surf spots.
/ Operational base: BoardXHouse Imsouane
The Moroccan fishing village of Imsouane, surrounded by surf spots in every direction, sets the scene for the BoardXHouse which faces out over the long right hand waves of La Pointe from its prime cliff-top position. Climb up to the roof terrace and you can check the surf spots of La Cathédrale and Le Reef.
/ Concept: positive reality
Seven local surfing heroes hailing from Spain, Portugal, France, the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium will all travel to Morocco where they will join forces with global surf stars Mark Mathews (AUS), Shaun Cansdell (AUS) and Cory Lopez (USA). Basing themselves in the BoardXHouse their mission is to explore the Moroccan coastline and learn from their heroes.
Each team member of the O'Neill family will get to know each other better in the name of building team spirit.
/ Secret Spots
The kingdom of Morocco has a beautiful culture and a rich history. And with local guide, Azhar Joundi, it also has a huge variety of secret world-class surf spots to offer. “With a 4x4 and a little walk we will reach spots where hardly anybody goes,” says Azhar. “We have the choice of many reefs, points, slabs and outer reefs that have only been surfed by a handful of people.
/ Photographs and film
This trip is not just about discovering and catching the best waves in Morocco. It’s also about strengthening the ties in the O’Neill family and getting to know all the great riders in it. Therefore an extensive camera team will be present. Mickey Smith - of 'The Dark Side of The Lens' fame - is one of them.
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