Rabat - The World Surf League (WSL) has announced that Casablanca will be one of the destinations for the international surf championship Quiksilver Pro.
Rabat – The World Surf League (WSL) has announced that Casablanca will be one of the destinations for the international surf championship Quiksilver Pro.
Quiksilver Pro Casablanca will be one of the six-event leg in Europe and will take place at the Pepsi spot (Lalla Meriem beach), in front of Anfa Place. The leg will be from September 8 to 12.
The World Surf League announced that this event will allow professional surfers to compete in the North-African region for the first time. The league also thanked the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Surf et Bodyboard (FRMSB) for its help in supporting the project, notably through its sponsorship. The president of the FRMSB, Mohammed Kadmiri, said that Quiksilver Pro Casablanca will be “a historical moment for the surf industry in our country [Morocco].”
Morocco has over 3500 Km of coastline and has become a destination for many Moroccan and international surfers. Hosting a QS Pro will help boost its worldwide reputation. QS surfer Ramzi Boukhiam expressed his joy at the fact that the event will be hosted in Morocco. Hosting this large event demonstrates Morocco’s interest in surfing and will encourage Moroccan surfers to compete on a larger scale.
On top of hosting one of the destinations for the championship this year, the award ceremony declaring the European champion will be announced in Casablanca. The title allows the winner to participate in any major surf event for the next season.