The Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy returns with an all-star cast to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa from 21-28 August 2023, when surfing royalty will battle it out for USD 25,000 and bragging rights at the world’s most luxurious surfing event.
With six of the world best surfers competing on twin fins, single fins and thrusters and competition times staggered dependant on age, the event is not only the world’s most luxurious but it’s most unique. Held at the challenging and consistent reef breaks around Kuda Huraa.
After 11-time world champion Kelly Slater beat his Momentum Generation peers in last year’s event, the first Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy competitor announcement for 2023 is 2015 WSL world champion Adriano de Souza, who will be flying the flag for Brazil in his first ever appearance at the event.
“I’m very excited to be invited,” said Adriano. “It’s always been a dream to take part in this event after seeing the legends who have competed in the past. Most of them are my good friends! I’m thrilled to be representing Brazil and have already started working with my shaper to create some special boards!”
As well as the 2015 title, Adriano claimed seven Championship Tour events in his career, including victories at Pipeline and Bells, and was also crowned World Junior Champion in 2003.
Competing alongside Adriano will be Hawaiian superstar siblings Mason and Coco Ho. Mason, who has long been one of the world’s favourite free surfers – as well as Rip Curl teammate Mick Fanning’s regular travel partner on the Search – has proved his competitive mettle at the highest level on a number of occasions as a wildcard on the Championship Tour, including a famous victory over Adriano at Bells. He is already looking forward to the chance to square off on array of alternative surfboards.
“Competing in the Champions Trophy is an awesome opportunity!” said Mason, famed for riding a wide variety of surfboards. “It’s a really cool event format with an incredible history of past champions. It would be such an honour to get my name on that list!”
A ten-year veteran of the Championship Tour, Coco will relish the opportunity to compete against her brother and the rest of the field in the Surfing Champions Trophy, in waves that play perfectly to her strengths.
The second half of the draw is to be announced closer to the event, with two additional international competitors and one Maldivian wildcard. Not only will the field duke it out for prize money and prestige, but they will be indulging in all that Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa has to offer throughout the event window.
Stay tuned for more updates as the world’s most luxurious surfing event readies to launch its eleventh edition this August.
To catch all the exhilarating action, surf fans can book the Surf & Spa package, available for the entire month of August. The offer includes a session for two with expert Tropicsurf coaches, a two-for-one offer at The Island Spa, 15 percent off non-suite rooms, in-villa welcome refreshments, round-trip airport transfers, and daily buffet breakfast at Café Huraa. To reserve your stay in this surfer’s paradise, book online, email: [email protected] or call the central reservations department of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at tel: (960) 66 00 888.