Moulay, Morocco: a windsurfing heaven | Photo: moulay-bouzerktoun.info

The 2016 American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) will visit Moulay, in Morocco, for the first time in its history, from 15th-21st May 2016.

The historic wave windsurfing circuit is widening its options, and Africa will share the strong trade winds ("Cherki") with the athletes. The spot of Moulay is located just 30 minutes away from the new Essaouira airport.

The event will be organized by pro windsurfer Boujmaa Guilloul. Riders should expect cool Atlantic waters, contestable waves, and strong 20-to-30-knot winds. Kevin Pritchard has already confirmed his participation in the inaugural AWT Morocco.

"This will be a big door to all talents - young and older - to measure their skills with some of the greatest windsurfers in the world. Essaouira will host this, and in particular the beach of Moulay Bouzerktoun with the help of the AWT team, Association Essaouira Mogador, Moroccan Sailing Federation, and the tourism board," expressed Guilloul.

The 2016 AWT is planning a total of seven stops. Competitors are expected to sail at Moulay, Pistol River, Rio Vista, Hood River, Baja, Pacasmayo, and Maui. Camille Juban and Sarah Hauser will defend their 2015 titles.

2016 American Windsurfing Tour | Schedule

AWT Morocco | 15th-21st May
Pistol River Wave Bash | 8th-12th June
Rio Vista Grand Slam | 17th-19th June
Gorge Beach Bash | 24th-26th June
Baja Desert Showdown | 30th July - 6th August
Pacasmayo Classic | 14th-20th August
Maui Aloha Classic | 31st October - 13th November

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