Kuda Huraa, Maldives: With light off-shore winds and pulsing 1.5 metre reef break waves on offer at Sultans Point, the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy will commence at 10am (local time) today with the Single Fin Division.
Dave 'Rasta' Rastovich (Aus) — 2014 Surfing Champions Trophy Competitor
The 2014 Single Fin champion — the first of the events three divisions — will be crowned this afternoon.
Up first in heat one will be David 'Rasta' Rastovich (AUS), Rochelle Ballard (HAW) and Fabio Gouveia (BRA). Then defending Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champion Taylor Knox (USA) will take on Sunny Garcia (Haw) and Taylor Jensen (USA) in heat two.
Head Judge Nick Pearson said the judges will be looking for that classic single fin style factor today.
"We will be judging on all the usual criteria, including the big critical turns out the back but we will also be looking for that old school flair and style, that Single Fin surfboards are renowned for," said Pearson.
The week long tournament is known for being the most luxurious surf contest in the world and is hosted by Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa in conjunction with deluxe surf pioneers Tropicsurf aboard the Maldives ultimate surf vessel, Four Seasons Explorer, a 39 meter three deck catamaran.