In the women's event, European title contenders Pauline Ado and Justine Dupont continued to cruise through the rounds on each side of the draw, and will take their battle to finals day in Morocco.
Dupont's signature closeout re-entry was once acclaimed the recipe for victory. - WSL / Laurent Masurel
Ella Williams came out victorious of a really close matchup against young British up-and-comer Peony Knight to reach finals day once again.Winner this summer in Lacanau and runner-up in Anglet, Williams will continue to spoil the regional title race as she'll take on Ado in the Semis when the event resumes.
Williams' surfing was excellent again but the lack of waves in her Quarterfinal complicated her job. - WSL / Laurent Masurel
"It's been such a great trip with my mom, we've been loving all the new places and events," she commented. "Bigger waves tomorrow should be fun, especially around high tide when the waves tend to get a bit flat it'll give us more opportunities and I'm excited!"
Ainara Aymat rounded up the day's action with an important win over Peru's Melanie Giunta for her first-ever Qualifying Series Semifinal berth on Sunday.
Aymat hits a final maneuver and moves past her opponent into the Semis. - WSL / Laurent Masurel
Due to the morning's low tide and probability of fog, event officials will convene surfers at 11 a.m. Sunday for the final call of the 2016 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Casablanca and the culmination of the European Title race.
MagicSeaWeed, official forecaster for the WSL Europe Qualifying Series events, calls for "The new swell looks good for Sunday. Head high plus on the sets, albeit a little less consistent first thing as that swell builds. Winds again should be light for the morning and things a bit more lined up. The warm afternoon temperatures will swing that wind to a light onshore later in the day," for Sunday.
photos Janos Schmidt