February 27, 2013

Phil Aller in Morocco

At the beginning of January I was lucky enough to fly to Taghazoute in North Morocco with the Albion Photographer Steve Bancroft to meet up with a bunch of friends from the UK for a week of sunshine on the Atlantic Coast.

My friends had driven down there in Vans, to escape the cold wet English Winter, they were living the dream. We spent the week exploring the local town’s on our bikes, surfing, being in the sea, camping at an abandoned anchor factory, cooking off a targine on an open fire and enjoying life.

Riding wise, one memory which stick’s is finding this sketchy bank to wall in Banana village outside a local shop. Within 10 minutes of trying to ride it, we had around 50 spectators, donkey’s, kids, shop keepers, dogs. It was wild. Rather than telling us off for riding the shop keeper’s wall, he was very impressed and happy, he said that should we pass back through his village, feel free to stop by his shop for a green tea.

We spent a couple day’s building a dirt quarter against an old sketchy wall, which was really hard to get the speed for. Luckily our friends Chris and Laura let us transform there Van and bed into a roll in.

Camping outside in Morocco is sketchy, I slept with a hammer next to me every night, the worry of being attacked by wild dogs or mugged during the night was high, even though it was completely fine in the end.

Massive thanks to my friend’s for making us feel welcome, Steve for documenting it and Profile for supporting me.


February 27, 2013


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