Heat one of RD1, will pit Mark Richards (Aus) – who won four consecutive world titles with his twin fin setup from ’79-’82 – against six time world champion Nat Young (AUS) and 1999 world champion Mark Occhilupo (AUS).
The second heat will see seven time world champion Layne Beachley (Aus) take on two time world champion Damien Hardman (Aus) and longboard phenomenon Josh Constable (Aus).
The unique tournament conceived in conjunction with luxury surf pioneers Tropicsurf will be co-ordinated from the three-deck, thirty-nine metre Four Seasons Explorer luxury catamaran
The Twin Fin Champion, of the worlds most luxurious surfing event, will be crowned later today.
Four Seasons Resorts Maldives wish to thank its kind co-sponsors of the 2011 Surfing Champions Trophy; HSBC, Billabong, Wataniya Telecom Maldives, Surfing World and Singapore Airlines.
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