Sultans was unreal for last years Champions Trophy. Kerrsy slotted. Photo Alfie England

It’s that time of year again when Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa surf crowd commences the countdown to the world’s most luxurious surfing event, which will take place from August 5 to 12, 2019.

2018’s champion Josh Kerr and WSL Air show commissioner has confirmed he will defend his title at the 9th annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.

2018’s exclusive invitational event was an epic tightly fought affair with epic displays from each of the riders before Kerr took the victory in a Grand Finale matchup against Alejo Muniz.

This could be you with Four Seasons surfers package. Photo Alfie England

A surf competition like no other, the Surfing Champions Trophy determines a surfer’s heat time based on their age, and tests skill across three different divisions: single-fin, twin-fin, and triple-fin thruster, challenging its elite line-up of six former world champions to perfect a variety of disciplines to take the top spot.

Speaking after last year’s triumph, Kerr said, “Last year was such an incredible event to be involved with. I never thought I’d get so barrelled here in the Maldives! The concept of this event is really cool; to test surfer’s depth of talent across craft from different eras in surfing is awesome. I can’t wait to return to the Maldives and share this experience with a new group of contestants. Oh and my family are super excited to come back to Kuda Huraa, they absolutely love it there.”

At Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa he’ll be battling it out for serious inner-circle surfing kudos and USD 25,000 prize winnings, while enjoying all the spoils of one of the Maldives’ best loved resorts, which plays host to the event, competitors, judges and TropicSurf partners, plus a packed house of lucky Kuda Huraa guests.

The Champions Trophy is pretty special experience for surfers as not only do you get to watch the action from a super yacht and hang out with legends, you also get to surf the waves and get treated like royalty in the resort.

Event Co-ordinator Mark Winson of Tropicsurf said, “This is an awesome experience for anyone passionate about competitive surfing, with a chance to see a unique world-class competition while enjoying the modern luxury of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. A true test of surfing skill and adaptability, you can definitely expect some surprises as our diverse line-up of contestants take to the waves.”

Four Seasons Resort offer a tournament-specific surf package, Surfing Champions Trophy 2019, which includes: 10 per cent off Bed & Breakfast rates; daily breakfast; VIP event passes (held on board the Maldives’ ultimate surf cruiser, Four Seasons Explorer); a nightly cocktail hour with the Championship pro competitors; Surf Lagoon Lessons for two (option for advanced surfers to upgrade to Ocean Transition classes); complimentary daily surf reports with the latest conditions and event updates; daily yoga sessions; use of stand-up paddleboards and a 60-minute massage at the Island Spa.

If you want to spoil yourself, watch great comp, surf and stay at the world’s most luxurious surfing event book online here, email or call + 960 66 00 888.

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Photo Mohamed Navi