Balancing act: surf and yoga in Morocco

The skills required for surfing and yoga complement each other, making a mixed activity break ideal for couples – and this new surfy boutique hotel on the Moroccan coast makes a perfect base

This is the best view I’ve ever had at a yoga class. It’s 7am and I’m standing on a rooftop, looking out at the Atlantic ocean as waves break on the rocks below. The sun is rising to my right, and to the left is my rather flustered boyfriend, who I have finally convinced to join me on the mats.

“Now into downward dog,” says our yoga teacher, Rebecca from the US. I flop forward, my bum in the air and my head between my arms. My boyfriend grunts and I hear Rebecca calmly say to him: “Push your navel into your hips, and spread your fingers.”

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