Ha ha, so many stories after 8 months cruising round the world with four of your best mates, not sure how many would be fitting for this website though?? On the money side of things, its surprising how far you can go on not too much money at all..And when you spend the majority of your day in the water, its pretty hard to spend cash! Found South America to be really cheap. For accomodation, three meals a day and a few beers at night we were paying around $25 oz a day, thats only about 14 Euro! Brazil was slightly more expensive but still really good. Indo is still the best value for money though, cheap as. Europe was kinda expensive though definately worth it, and im sure you'd know all about that anyway!
There are local surfers in Peru, and they are pretty competitive in the water, like most of Latin America! Once they warm up to you though they are really cool. There are heaps of (guess who's) there though, heaps, and they tend to surf in packs of about 20, quite the anti social act as far as im concerned, ha ha. Espicially when they start hassling in the water. Trick is to make sure they are not from Peru (ie: from B_______) then just start droppin in on them!!
Never got a chance to duck across to Morocco as i was there at the wrong time of year. Heading back next year though to catch Portugal in autumn, and then down to Morocco, hopefully stopping at South Africa on the way over and at Mexico on the way home!