Spectacular Conclusion to the 2024 Taghazout Bay World Bodyboard Championship

Spectacular Conclusion to the 2024 Taghazout Bay World Bodyboard Championship

Taghazout, Morocco – 26 February

Anchor Point, Taghazout, Agadir, Morocco – The final day of the 2024 Taghazout Bay World Bodyboard Championship unfolded on February 26th at Anchor Point, boasting the best conditions witnessed throughout the entire competition. The day was marked by remarkable performances from all remaining riders, culminating in an unforgettable showcase of talent and skill.

Women’s Semifinals:

The day commenced with the women’s semifinals, featuring intense matchups between top contenders. In an outstanding display, Sari Ohara from Japan and Luna Hardman delivered remarkable performances, securing their spots in the final. Sari Ohara impressed judges with a stellar combination wave, earning her the highest score of the semis.

Men’s Division:

In the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the men’s division, standout performances were witnessed, notably by Armides Solvers from the Canary Islands, who advanced to the final after defeating Amaury Lavernhe. Local favorite GHARIB ABDELHAFEID faced tough competition against Brazilian Uri Valadao but couldn’t secure a spot in the semis.

The semi-finals showcased thrilling battles, with Armides Solvers demonstrating exceptional skills to overcome Uri Valadao and secure a spot in the final. Meanwhile, Gabriel Braga from Brazil emerged victorious in a heated match against Jeremy ARNOUX from France.

Final Showdowns:

In the women’s final, Sari Ohara and Luna Hardman delivered a breathtaking performance in challenging conditions. Ultimately, Sari Ohara clinched the victory, solidifying her position at the top of the 2024 IBC World Tour ranking.

The men’s final witnessed an epic showdown, with both riders delivering extraordinary maneuvers and executions. Gabriel Braga’s flawless performance earned him the highest score of the event, securing victory with a remarkable two big backflips.

The Junior division final concluded the day, with Louka Zaninotto from France showcasing exceptional talent and securing victory against Alexander Montes from the Canary Islands.

Celebrating New Talent:

The event showcased the emergence of new talent, with Luna Hardman making her mark in the women’s division and Louka Zaninotto’s impressive performance in the Junior division, signaling a bright future for the sport.


The 2024 Taghazout Bay World Bodyboard Championship concluded with unparalleled excitement and memorable moments, set against the backdrop of Taghazout’s breathtaking landscape and world-class waves.