The 4th “Dakhla Downwind Challenge,” an event of adventurous kitesurfing opened Tuesday, August 14, in Dakhla. The challenge will continue until August 19.
The sporting event in Morocco’s southern provinces is organized by the Moroccan Kitesurf Association (AMKS) under the supervision of the Moroccan Royal Sailing Federation (FRMV).
Participating kite surfers take a journey of 500 kilometers from Dakhla to Lagouira, Mauritania. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the landscapes, sand dunes, and paradisiacal beaches that abound in southern Morocco.
The “Dakhla Downwind Challenge” seeks to create a new dynamic in the peninsular city of Dakhla, known for its tourism potential, allowing it to become a preferred destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts and professionals.
In commemoration of the 39th anniversary of the recovery of the province of Oued Ed-Dahab, the official kickoff of the competition was given by the wali (governor) of the region, Lamine Benimara. The wali was accompanied by the high commissioner to former resistance fighters and former members of the Liberation Army, Mustapha El Ktiri.