Quiksilver Pro Casablanca
World Surf League QS1,500 Men's Event
Royal Moroccan Surfing Federation
Anfaplace Shopping Center, Casablanca, Morocco
8 - 12 September 2015
Swell shows slower than expected, stalling launch of competition
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 September, 2015 - Anfaplace Shopping Center, Casablanca Morocco - A second lay day has been called at the inaugural Royal Moroccan Surfing Federation presents Quiksilver Pro Casablanca at Anfaplace. The new push in swell expected throughout the afternoon didn’t allow competition to start on Wednesday, but competitors put on a show during two heats of an expression session for the Moroccan crowds.
Redouane Regragui (MAR), took out the first heat of the expression session with an impressive air reverse on his forehand. The young Moroccan took full advantage of every inch of water available on a clean little righthander to launch his aerial maneuver. With a wildcard awarded by Quiksilver in this event, Regragui will surf in the Round of 64 and matchup with good friend and role model Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR) when the event commences.
“It’s going to be my first QS event and I’m super happy, I can’t thank Quiksilver enough for giving me this opportunity with the wildcard,” Regragui said. “It’s good to see the competitors and the level they’re at. I will do everything to try to win this event, I’m training with my brother and he’s coaching me. I just want to show what I’m capable of.”
In the second heat Boukhiam was joined by Marc Lacomare (FRA), Vicente Romero (ESP) and Dimitri Ouvre (BLM) amongst others and continued to entertain the crowded beach at Anfaplace Shopping Center.
Surf Report, official forecaster of the Quiksilver Pro Casablanca, announces a solid swell building throughout Thursday to culminate with four-to-six foot faces and moderate onshore winds.
Surfers and organizers will reconvene at 8AM on Thursday for a potential early start of the opening round of 96.
The Quiksilver Pro Casablanca is scheduled from September 8-12, 2015 at Anfaplace, Casablanca - Morocco. The Quiksilver Pro Casablanca is supported by the Royal Moroccan Surfing Federation, Anfaplace Shopping Center, Quiksilver, Office National Marocain du Tourisme (ONMT) and the MDJS among others.
UPCOMING QUIKSILVER PRO CASABLANCA ROUND OF 96 MATCHUPS:
Heat 1: Mark Boyd (SCO), Louis Gillick (AUS), Facundo Arreyes (ARG)
Heat 2: Diego Mignot (FRA), O'Neill Massin (PYF), Aboubakar Bouaouda (MAR)
Heat 3: Perth Standlick (AUS), Anthony Fillingim (CRI), Assad Harakat (MAR)
Heat 4: Tommy Boucaut (FRA), Gatien Delahaye (GLP), Michael Zaugg (CHE), Llyass Gougali (MAR)
Heat 5: Harrison Mann (AUS), Elliot Paerata-Reid (NZL), Remi Petersen (NLD)
Heat 6: Hodei Collazo (EUK), Matthew McGillivray (ZAF), Yassine Ramdani (MAR), Othmane Choufani (MAR)
Heat 7: Teale Vanner (AUS), Ruben Gonzalez (PRT),Francisco Usuna (ARG)
Heat 8: Dean Bowen (AUS),Harrison Martin (AUS), Lucas Madrid (URY), Abdelhanine Dribki (MAR)
Heat 9: Shane Campbell (AUS), Lliam Mortensen (AUS), Charly Quivront (FRA)
Heat 10: Nelson Cloarec (FRA), Nate Dorman (USA), Jade Azami (MAR), Soufiane Charoub (MAR)
Heat 11: Nomme Mignot (FRA) , Julen Egiguren (EUK), Gabriel Aramburu (PER), Bachir Kindi (MAR)
Heat 12: Ariihoe Tefaafana (PYF), Greg Urata (USA), Jao Errera (FRA)
Heat 13: Mohamed Chliyeh (MAR), Eduardo Fernandes (PRT), Tomas Lopez Moreno (ARG)
Heat 14: Marc Lacomare (FRA), Allen Schuyler (HAW), Mohamed Berrada (MAR),
Heat 15: Raphael Seixas (BRA), Reubyn Ash (GBR), Swen Zaugg (CHE)
Heat 16: Guy Sato (JPN), Tereva David (PYF), Santiago Madrid (URY), Adil El Harrif (MAR)