Boujmaa Guilloul: a victory in home waves | Photo: Schlosser/AWT

Boujmaa Guilloul has taken out the inaugural AWT Morocco, in Essaouira.

The American Windsurfing Tour (AWT) has successfully run its first ever wave sailing contest in the African continent. The event organized by Guilloul himself crowned champions across four divisions.

All windsurfers knew that the forecast for last day of competition was inspiring, with plenty of waves for the ultimate decisions in the Pro Men and Women categories.

Ingrid Larouche made sure her opponents know she's the woman to beat this season. The Canadian sailor launched into high forward to win all heats and, as a result, the event.

"With the wind blowing early and the waves building yet further it was straight into competition this morning. Always nice to start the season with a win. It was a fun event here in Morocco! Had a blast!" wrote Ingrid Larouche.

In the Pro Men's fleet, Boujmaa Guilloul, Kevin Pritchard, Morgan Noireaux, and Diony Guadignino earned a spot in the final. Noireaux nailed the highest wave score, Guilloul had the highest jump score with a massive one-foot back loop, and Guadagnino went for a double.

"I am so happy with a win today at home. It was a windy week. Amazing sailing from all the locals and the AWT family. It was great having you all here and scoring wind and some Moroccan experience," added Guilloul.

AWT Morocco | Final Results

Men
1. Boujmaa Guilloul

2. Morgan Noireaux
3. Kevin Pritchard
4. Diony Guadignino

Women
1. Ingrid Larouche 
2. Anna-Maria Zollet
3. Deniz Aslan
4. Amy Carter