Fishing village turns to surfing for a living

Taghazout was once a tiny fishing village but the traditional Berber way of life is giving way to surfing.

The sea has always provided a living for people on Morocco’s coast, but dwindling catches in their fishing nets have caused many to seek a living in surfing.

In the 14 years since a professional Portuguese surfer set up camp in Taghazout, the tiny berber fishing village has become a major international destination.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from the village of Taghazout.


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Source: Al Jazeera