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Documentary Film - Camels, Culture, Cameras!

Morocco is a breathtakingly beautiful country with so much to offer visitors. From the bustling markets of Marrakech to the peaceful seaside town of Taghazout, Morocco has something for everyone.

Recently, LUNA TIDES Productions stayed at Moroccan Surf Adventures whilst producing a short-form documentary that’s due for release later this year.

What we are sharing today is another film that we produced for Moroccan Surf Adventures, we loved the surf camp so much and got on so well with the host - Denny - that we ended up capturing the beauty of the space as well as showcasing the diverse culture and outstanding surf.
During the visit the Rip Curl Pro Competition was taking place at the infamous right-hand point break, Anchor Point, this, therefore, meant an abundance of up-and-coming pro surfers in the sea, perfect for us to capture some amazing surfing!

The competition was not the only highlight of our trip. We discovered Moroccan Surf Adventures, our chosen surf camp for our visit, offering a paradise and safe haven to relax and enjoy ourselves whilst searching for secret surf spots along the Moroccan coast whilst filming and capturing parts for our documentary.

We knew we needed to be light on this trip, so we’re utilising a Panasonic S5 with a 75mm to 300mm lens for the surfing. A 50mm for candids and a 20mm for wider landscapes. The Panasonic is a great choice for us because it’s a full-frame camera the size of an old-school Gameboy console, remember those?! We used Monopod or handheld for everything, as we did not want to be weighed down by a bulky tripod. For exposure in the Moroccan sunlight, we used the Title Mirage with the Variable ND Filter where possible.

Our adventures took us all the way along the Moroccan Atlantic coastline from Agadir to the beautiful long stretch of coastal beach of Tamri, in between is a famous surf spot (and my favourite) Boilers Cafe, which is an incredible wave that breaks over an old abandoned boiler, that was presumably left after a ship crash.