Now through September is prime surf season in the Maldives, where you can catch a perfect Maldivian wave and hang ten in the Indian Ocean’s warm, crystalline blue waters on a luxury surf holiday. Four Seasons Maldives offers a luxury surf experience for every level, and the annual Surfing Champions Trophy in August puts guests in the center of the action.
1. Surfing Champions Trophy
The annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy takes place August 8-14, 2017. Six world champions are invited to compete across three divisions, and all competitors, judges, and spectators stay at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, creating a rare, inner-circle surf lifestyle at the world’s most luxurious surf contest.
2. Top Surf Spots
Four Seasons Resort Maldives is surrounded by some of the world’s best surf spots: Sultan’s (Thamburudhoo Right), Honky’s (Thamburudhoo Left), and Chickens. Guests can catch rides to different breaks every day on the resort’s daily boat rides. Choose from smooth 298 to 449-foot rides at Sultans, to challenging eight-foot waves at Honky’s. When photos just aren’t enough, the experience can be recorded on video.
3. Seaplane Surfing Safari
Thrill-seekers can hop aboard Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa’s Tropicsurf Seaplane Surfing Safari. This customized day-long adventure flies guests over strings of pearl-like islands to locate the perfect surf location. Revel in the freedom of the open sea before returning for sundowners on the beach.
4. Tropicsurf Dream Program for Beginners
Not ready for big swells yet? Tropicsurf’s beginners’ classes at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa are perfect for those still searching for their sea legs. Ride some of the world’s warmest and most consistent swells with help from pros. Novice surfers can progress from the lagoon to level two where they will test their new skills against the breaks and learn to ride their first waves.
5. Kuda Mas Club
While parents surf the big barrels, kids (ages 4-12) will have their own adventures in the Kuda Mas (“small fish”) Club. From learning Maldivian handicrafts such as palm leaf folding and coral painting, to marine life touch tank and hermit crab racing, children can enjoy all that the Maldives have to offer.