Quiksilver Pro Casablanca

Morocco Readies for Second Edition of Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Casablanca

The Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Casablanca will return to Morocco this summer from September 13-18, for a second edition following the huge success of the inaugural event last year.

In 2016, the event will integrate a women's division and bring the best European and some international surfers to the party for a week of high-performance surfing in the Casablanca waters.

Matthew McGillivray (ZAF). Quiksilver Pro Casablanca 2015 McGillivray finds cover on a good day in Casablanca - WSL / Laurent Masurel

"The first edition's success encouraged us to continue our support to this event and efforts to make it a reference in Morocco," Anfaplace shopping center Director stated. "We are extremely proud to have Anfaplace hosting such a great sporting event."

"By hosting this QS1,500 for the second consecutive time, the Royal Moroccan Surfing Federation confirms its will to push Morocco as a major surfing destination," Mohammed Kadmiri, president of the federation added. "We are very enthusiastic and proud to welcome the best professional athletes, and happy to be adding the women's division this year."

Anfaplace contest site. Quiksilver Pro Casablanca 2015 The pristine view at sunset of the event site - WSL / Laurent Masurel

The venue: the venue facing Anfaplace shopping center is an exposed beach break with multiple peaks breaking on the continental shelf and producing powerful waves at all-tides and working with most swell and wind directions.

The first edition in 2015 unfolded in great conditions, ultimately crowning Portugal's Pedro Henrique, 34, as the event champion, a victory that awarded him the highly coveted European title. The event is also a great way for local surfers to challenge some of the best competitors on the Qualifying Series and show the local talent pool of up-and-coming riders.

Pedro Henrique (PRT) and Gatien Delahaye (GLP). Quiksilver Pro Casablanca 2015 2015 finalists soak in the Moroccan vibe - WSL / Laurent Masurel

This year again, the event will be co-sanctioned by the European and African regional WSL offices, giving surfers from the two continents the opportunity to collect ranking points towards their regional title race.

About Quiksilver
Quiksilver is an emblematic boardsports brand, founded by a group of surfing enthusiasts in Australia in 1969. True to a unique lifestyle, Quiksilver holds passion, authenticity and innovation to be fundamental values. The brand's identity is represented by its logo, a mountain inside a wave symbolizing its attachment to boardsports and its playgrounds, the sea and the slopes. Quiksilver products cover the whole range of sportswear, accessories and boardsports gear. Quiksilver is also intimately associated with the very best athletes and the biggest events in the history of boardsports.

Aboubakar Bouaouda (MAR). Quiksilver Pro Casablanca 2015 Local surfer Bouaouda made Moroccans proud in the event. - WSL / Laurent Masurel

About Roxy
Roxy, a brand of Quiksilver, Inc. is the world's leading active women's lifestyle company that produces sportswear, technical fitness, snow and surf apparel and equipment, footwear and accessories, inspired by the board riding culture. Roxy represents women and girls who see life as an adventure. Roxy believes in being naturally beautiful, fun and alive, daring and confident and strives to be the most inspiring fashion and performance brand on and off the board.

About Anfaplace
The Anfapace Shopping Center is a large shopping mall located in the heart of Casablanca's waterfront cornice. With more than 90 shops over three levels, it offers everything from fashion, leisure, food and services areas including never-seen before brands in Morocco.

About FRMS
By supporting this second edition of the Quiksilver & Roxy Pro Casablanca, the FRMS commits to its mission of organizing and developing the sport of surfing as assigned by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Its main mission is to build it nation-wide through an extensive education, club support, training and contest program.

The FRMS has been working alongside international surf promotion authorities for years, developing valuable partnerships to grow the sport regionally and on the whole continent. It is the only national federation registered in a European Federation. The Moroccan team is currently 3rd and the Junior team 4th on the amateur European rankings.