ramzi-boukhiam

YOUTH ACHIEVEMENTS

RAMZI ‘At aged 10, I won the Quik Groms Trophy at Mohammedia, Morocco, 5th in the world finals in Capbreton the following year.’

RAMSES At age fourteen, Ramses was appointed Prince Regent by his father Seti I.

EARLY VOYAGES

RAMSES Early in his reign, Ramses took down Shardana sea pirates, who were wreaking havoc on Egyptian trading boats. In 1274BC Ramses was victorious in the Battle of Kadesh, defeating the Hittites. First battle in recorded history that tactics and formations were known to be used.

RAMZI Best thing I did was a trip I did to the Turquoises Islands aboard The Quiksilver Crossing, roaming the waters in search of new waves. Definitely one of my best trips... The following year I went to Hawaii aged 12.

MAN-ON-MAN RECORD

RAMSES Among many campaigns in Nubia, on one occasion Ramses is said to have fought the whole battle alone, without help from his soldiers.

RAMZI Defeated Joel Parkinson man-on man in Rd2 of Quik Pro France 2011.

CINEMATIC DEPICTIONS

RAMZI I think I’d be played by Vin Diesel, he’s the boss.

RAMSES Played by Yul Brynner in ‘Ten Commandments’

BATTLE SCARS

RAMSES Known to have been crippled by chronic arthritis and terrible back pain, tooth decay eventually did him in, a molar abscess. Also thought to have been a red head, which is a physical set back, rather than an injury as such.

RAMZI I tore some of my knee ligaments in Hawaii last year and spent two months out of the water. Then just before the Canaries Pro Junior I broke a finger and had to surf with another cast. In Hawaii this year I hurt my shoulder a week before the Volcom Pipe Pro and every time I wiped out was worried I was going to dislocate it. Other than that, my back isn’t in great shape.

WORSHIP STATUS

RAMSES In 1255BC Ramses inaugurated a new temple, the great Abu Simbel. It is an ego cast in stone; the man who built it intended not only to become Egypt’s greatest pharaoh but also one of its gods. At its height, his army is said to have been around 100 000 strong.

RAMZI I have my own page on Facebook for friends and family (1467 friends). And then I have my pro page where I try to share my travels and new experiences with all my fans. You can also check ramziboukhiam.com.

ANIMALS

RAMZI I don’t like cats at all, I much prefer dogs. I used to have one at home in Morocco where we have a garden, but in France I just have a flat.

RAMSES Egyptians are known cat lovers, but Ramses went one step further, he had a pet lion.

RECORD WITH WOMEN

RAMSES Despite reportedly being in love with his favourite wife Nephatari, Ramses couldn’t settle down, taking eight principal wives, siring over 100 children, even marrying some of his own daughters.

RAMZI I think it’s important to make the most of life when you’re young, I don’t want to have to answer to anyone else at this stage in my life. I’m always travelling from one country to another... which is hardly ideal for stable relationships.

VERDICT: Ramzi gets extra points for modernity and open-mindedness for choosing to be played by an allegedly gay actor, but loses them for mentioning “all my fans". On balance though, gotta give it to the cat hater. Cats are evil. Fact.