Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champs Trophy
Kuda Huraa Maldives
27 August - 2 September 2011
Occy to Defend Title at World's Most Luxurious Surfing Event at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2012 : - - Intense, unpredictable and unique in the world of surfing, Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy pitches six former world champions in a USD 25,000 showdown on boards that range from retro single-fins to contemporary triple-fin thrusters. As powerhouse Australian Mark "Occy" Occhilupo prepares to defend his clean-sweep in last years inaugural competition, former champions around the world are already queuing up to take him down.
Im not surprised about the buzz surrounding this years competition, Occy admits. Theres nowhere else that pits surfing icons against each other on the boards that shaped the sport. Plus it should be compulsory to make competition surfing five-star!
The contest is hosted aboard the luxury Four Seasons Explorer the Maldives ultimate surf vessel. And with all competitors, judges and spectators staying at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, a 96-bungalow private island resort, the camaraderie on the water spills onto the beach each night around cocktails and campfires, dinner and dancing.
Its an intimacy that you dont usually experience as a competitor or a spectator, explains Event Coordinator and General Manager Mark Winson of Tropicsurf, the luxury surf pioneers behind the event. It's one of the things everyone is most looking forward to this year.
Guests booking Kuda Huraas all-inclusive four or seven night Champions Trophy package available from August 27 to September 2, 2012 only can get right on top of the action with competition day passes aboard the luxury surf vessel Four Seasons Explorer, and three half-day surfing passes with Tropicsurf. Back on land, theyll also get to rub shoulders with their surfing heroes during the nightly Sundowners at Sunset Beach while relaxing in one of the Maldives top resorts voted The Best of the Best in the Condé Nast Traveller (UK) annual Readers' Travel Awards 2011. The package also includes a 60-minute Surfers Massage and round-trip airport transfers by speedboat.
So what else is the event offering this year? Six ex-world champions, thrilling competition surfing on perfect reef-break waves and, new for 2012, a local division showcasing some of the Maldives most up and coming surfers on their home breaks, says Winson.
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Source: PRCo USA
Author: Karen Blank
Tags: Maldives, Occy, Four Seasons Resort