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The world’s biggest surfers meet at Taghazout Bay

Written by FDM

From January 25 to February 1, the first edition of Pro Taghazout Bay will take place in Pointe des Ancres, one of Morocco’s popular southern surf spots.

This first edition will be part of the Qualifying Series 2020- World Surf League with a list of participants who are sure to deliver a week-long performances of a very high level.

Ranked 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 calendar, alongside the Pipeline in Hawaii, Hainan Island in China, or again Fernando De Noronha in Brazil.

Attracting some of the best surfers on the planet, Pro Taghazout Bay will see the participation of Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Frederico Morais (PRT) and big wave surf star Kai Lenny (HAW). On the Moroccan side, all eyes will be on the performance of Ramzi Boukhiam.

Considered as the best professional surfer in Morocco, Boukhiam has an impressive track record: a place as vice-champion of the world junior 2013 and recent victories in the Qualifying Series of Zarautz, Anglet and Lacanau.

The Moroccan surf ambassador, qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will be accompanied by Redouane Regragui, Aboubakar Bouaouda, Selyann Zouhir, and Neil Aboufiras, as well as Othmane Choufani and Abdel El Harim, among others.

Supported by the Royal Moroccan Surf Federation, the Souss Massa Region, the Moroccan National Tourist Office, Afriquia Gaz, Fairmont Residences Taghazout Bay, Maroc Telecom, Aïn Atlas, Sol House, Surfrider Foundation Maroc, and Surf Report Maroc, the contest is a crucial event in the qualification process for surfers aiming for the Championship Tour next season.