Morocco’s Ramzi Boukhiam Wins World Surfing Stage, Cruises to 2nd Spot on World Ranking

Moroccan professional surfer Ramzi Boukhiam won on Sunday a world surfing contest and cruised straight up from the 163rd to the second spot in the world ranking with 5,375 points.

The four-day world championship stage, the World Surfing League’s 2020 Oi Hang Loose Pro Contest, was held on the beach of Cacimba do Padre, located on the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.

Ramzi Boukhiam’s outstanding performance won him a score of 14.40 points, defeating big names in the surf world including the world’s number 10 of the qualification series (QS 5000), Brazilian Weslley Danta, who came second with 11.23 points, reports

The 26-year-old champion was also able to knock out the 2019 titleholder, Brazilian Jadson Andre, who shared third place with fellow countryman Wiggolly Dantas, the world’s number one.

The 26-year-old champion made history by becoming the first Moroccan and Arab sportsman to win a ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, scheduled in the summer (26 July 26 to August).

Other Moroccan surfers will compete in the 2020 Olympic games, including Redouane Regragui, Aboubakar Bouaouda, Selyann Zouhir, Neil Aboufiras, Othmane Choufani, and Abdel El Harim.

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