The 2015 Quiksilver Pro Casablanca will be the first ever pro surfing contest held in Morocco.The Royal Moroccan Surfing Federation (RMSF) and World Surf League (WSL) have teamed up to deliver a Men's QS1,500 event in the Northern-Africa region. The competition is scheduled to run from September 8th-12th, at Anfaplace.
"We are very excited to bring for the first time a WSL event to Morocco; this is a historic moment for the surf in our country. We will welcome all surfers with the traditional Moroccan warmth and hospitality and hope to host an amazing contest," comments Mohammed Kadmiri, president of the RMSF.
Morocco offers over 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles) of exposed coastline both to the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. In the last two decades, surfing has grown rapidly in the country, and Morocco's powerful right-hand point breaks and beach breaks have become known all over the world.
"I am extremely happy to finally have a QS event in my home country. I sincerely hope a lot of locals will be able to compete against some of the region and world's top surfers," underlines Ramzi Boukhiam, the pro surfer from Morocco.
"There's a strong contingent here, but unfortunately most don't have the resources to compete internationally. The Moroccan coastline has really good surf, and I'm sure this event will be a great success."
The 2015 Quiksilver Pro Casablanca at Anfaplace will also decide the European surfing champion.