Ramzi Boukhiam learned to shred on the groomed swell lines of Morocco, although has been based in SW France in recent years to suckle near the nourishing teat of his sponsor Quiksilver, in between daring raids off around planet shred in search of WQS points.

This winter, he took a little homecoming surf trip, and was glad he did. With all kinds of swells pulsing back to back in the North Atlantic, it was spots like the Moroccan points that handled the juice best and served up long walls for Ramzi to further hone his infamous backside assault.