The Global Surf League is stoked to announce the affirmation of the 2022 Rip Curl Professional Seek Taghazout Bay. This thrilling Qualifying Sequence (QS) tournament will come again after a a success first version in early 2020 prior to the worldwide pandemic put a halt to browsing occasions international.
“We’re overjoyed to go back to Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – and in spite of everything carry the development again to Taghazout Bay,” Cheyne Bradburn, Occasions & Advertising Supervisor, WSL Europe mentioned. “The primary version used to be fantastic, and we had been all dissatisfied about now not working it in 2021. The development will now step-up to every other degree with the coming of Rip Curl, which confirms the opportunity of this tournament and rewards the paintings achieved in the neighborhood to make it occur in 2020. The Rip Curl Professional Seek Taghazout Bay is not just a big global surf contest, but additionally an effective way to advertise this world-class surf vacation spot.”
“Once we first mentioned becoming concerned with the QS tournament in Anglet, we mentioned we had been willing to sponsor a number of occasions in different places,” Mathieu Lefin, President of Rip Curl Europe mentioned. “We needed to peer professional browsing again in our area and we felt QS occasions wanted our beef up, so we mentioned we’d sponsor the QS tournament in Taghazout Bay too. We wish this tournament in Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – to replicate the spirit of ‘The Seek’ following on from after we did ‘The Seek’ occasions in Reunion Island, Mexico, Chile, Bali, USA and extra not too long ago Rottnest Island in Australia. We’re stoked to sponsor the Rip Curl Professional Seek Taghazout Baywhich can be a very powerful quit for the Ecu and African QS legs in 2022.”
Regardless that now not a first-time location according to say, Taghazout continues to be a recent new addition to the Qualifying Sequence, counting for each the Ecu and African excursions, bringing the most efficient surfers from each continents to the sector category waves of Anchor Level.
When the development ran remaining 12 months, prerequisites allowed pageant to run at Anza first, a backup location that proved epic as smartly with tremendous rippable waves and numerous superb numbers. However once the primary right kind swell manifested at the charts, the anticipation used to be an excessive amount of to take as surfers eyed competing at the international category rights of Anchor Level, a super, lengthy and robust wave. It proved simply as dreamy as anticipated with two fantastic days of pageant that in the long run topped California’s Nat Younger as the development winner.
The ready duration from February 21-27, 2022 is perfect for swell and winds and may with a bit of luck see the entire tournament spread in vintage Anchor Level prerequisites. This time round, everyone will have the ability to experience looking at all of the motion as the development can be webcast LIVE all over the world, via all the WSL’s platforms.
“I’m past satisfied to have this tournament once more proper at house the place the whole thing began for me,” Ramzi Boukhiam, professional surfer and Taghazout native mentioned. “That is obviously the most efficient time of 12 months to be there waves-wise. The entire surfers had been tremendous stoked to find the area, the locals and the tradition and lovely vocal about it publish tournament. After all for me the end result used to be a little bit disappointing so I’m satisfied to get every other shot. Issues are shifting in the appropriate path in Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – with increasingly more occasions all through the rustic and increasingly more surfers into it, which is a smart signal for the longer term. I’m very proud to constitute Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – on the easiest degree and I’ll proceed to take action it doesn’t matter what.”
Because of Boukhiam’s many successes all through the sector, the following technology of skill from Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – has already began making their mark on more than a few excursions from the Juniors to the QS and unquestionably extra will observe as the game’s recognition continues to develop.
The second one version of the Professional Taghazout Bay is supported by means of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Browsing, a spouse of the Global Surf League because the inaugural Professional Casablanca in 2015.
“We’re fortuitously concerned once more in beef up of this essential tournament that provides Moroccan surfers a chance to hone their abilities towards one of the international’s easiest surfers,” Mohamed Kadmiri, the federation president mentioned. “This re-creation comes at a very powerful time the place Moroccan surfers each female and male get increasingly more fascinated with skilled browsing. Thru nationwide, global and Olympic occasions, the federation’s transparent objective is to nurture a brand new technology of surfers with prime attainable.”
“Taghazout Bay is overjoyed to welcome the second one version of what is regarded as a prestigious quit at the Qualifying Sequence,” Laïla Bensouda, Deputy Basic Supervisor of Taghazout Bay mentioned. “This may shine extra gentle at the surf spots and the area basically at a world degree, particularly with the motion going LIVE for everybody to witness. We can additionally be offering guests distinctive studies with a focal point on sustainability.”
The 2021-22 Qualifying Sequence began in August and can wrap on April 10, 2022 simply in time to qualify the most efficient surfers from the QS all over the world for the thrilling new 8-stop Challenger Sequence. In Europe, surfers can depend on as much as six occasions, two of that have already took place. Israel, Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – and two occasions in mainland Portugal stay. For African surfers, as much as 5 occasions are at the playing cards with places in South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – .
Previous to the primary display, Taghazout may also host the Ecu Ultimate of the Rip Curl GromSearch. 36 surfers from far and wide the Previous Continent will combat in Underneath-16, Underneath-14 and Underneath-12 classes, each girls and boys for the titles. The Rip Curl GromSearch is an actual hotbed of younger skill, having exposed long run Global Champions akin to 7x Global Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 2x Global Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) and lots of extra.
Because of the continuing evolution with COVID-19 and out of an abundance of warning for the protection of athletes, enthusiasts, team of workers and the native communities, all occasions and dates are matter to switch.
The 2022 Rip Curl Professional Professional Seek Taghazout Bay is scheduled from February 21-27, 2022, at Anchor Level, Taghazout Bay / Morocco – great example can be found at Surf Report SD – . For all effects, footage, video highlights and press releases, go browsing to worldsurfleague.com.
The Rip Curl Professional Seek Taghazout Bay is supported by means of Rip Curl, Taghazout Bay, the Moroccan Royal Federation of Browsing, the Area Souss-Massa and Fairmont Taghazout Bay amongst others.