Souks, sea and surf: Riding giants in Morocco

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Essaouira, Morocco( CNN) For many tourists, Morocco is best known for its historic cities, rugged scenery and sumptuous cuisine. But for surfers, it’s fast becoming known for the crash waves that pound its Atlantic coastline.

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This article was originally published in March 2014.

For decades, fish has been big business in Essaouira, the charming, former Portuguese village on the west coast of Morocco.