The annual Anfaplace Pro Casablanca returns for a fourth edition from September 4-9 in Morocco. Here's everything you need to know about the event!
A QS1,500 for both men and women, this is Stop No.11 of 12 on the European Qualifying Series (QS) and the last counting event in the regional title race, hence crowning the 2018 European Champions.
It's also the first professional surfing event in the country, so a lot of international athletes jump on the opportunity every year to compete here and discover yet another exciting surfing destination.
Coming just before a QS10,000 in Portugal, it's a perfect opportunity for all surfers to sharpen their game and spend more time in the competition vest.
While one lone competitor on the QS carries the hopes of the whole country Ramzi Boukhiam, a flurry of young locals enter the Anfaplace Pro Casablanca to gauge their abilities against some of the toughest competitors in Europe and the world.
Boasting 3,500 km of coastline, Morocco has become one of the prime surfing destinations for people all over the world. Generations of Moroccans have taken the sport to new heights and built a booming economy around the sport with the common goal to share their love of the unique spots the country offers.
"The National Moroccan Tourism Office has always used sport as a means of tourism development and especially boardsports," a representative of the MNTO stated. "That's why we've partnered with the Royal Moroccan Surfing Federation these past four years in organizing the Anfaplace Pro Casablanca. The World Surf League trusted the potential to host an event there and we're proud to be partners and to participate in promoting our country as a legitimate surfing nation."
Casablanca is the economic heart of Morocco and a dynamic city hosting major events year-long. The Anfaplace Pro Casablanca is one of many opportunities for the locals to witness an international sporting event on their favorite beaches.
Check out all the photos, videos and updates right here from September 4-9, 2018!