Pro Taghazout Bay will see the participation of the Moroccan surf ambassador, Ramzi Boukhiam, who qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Rabat – One of Morocco’s best surfing spots, Taghazout beach will bring together a group of the best surfers in the world to compete against each other as part of the Men’s Qualifying Series of the 2020 World Surf League, scheduled from January 25 to February 1.
The event will take place at the Pointe des Ancres, one of the jewels of the coast of southern Morocco.
Labelled QS5,000, the second most important category of the Qualifying Series in 2020, the Pro Taghazout Bay is one of the most anticipated competitions on the World Surf League calendar.
Attracting some of the best surfers on the planet, Pro Taghazout Bay will see the participation of Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi, Portugal’s Frederico Morais, and Hawaï’s big wave surf star Kai Lenny.
On the Moroccan side, Ramzi Boukhiam, considered the best professional surfer in Morocco, is expected to deliver outstanding performance.
Boukhiam has an impressive track record, gaining a place as vice-champion of the world junior 2013 and winning recent victories in the Qualifying Series of Zarautz, Anglet, and Lacanau.
The Moroccan surf ambassador qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will compete alongside his Moroccan colleagues Redouane Regragui, Aboubakar Bouaouda, Selyann Zouhir, Neil Aboufiras, Othmane Choufani, and Abdel El Harim.
“We thank the corporate citizens and institutions that are engaged in this process of development of the discipline, in particular, the ONMT, the Souss Massa Region and Taghazout Bay,” said Mohammed Kadmiri, President of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Surfing.
“Surfing is a major pole of attraction for the region, cultural and tourist management is therefore essential for the development of surfing here,” Kadmiri added.