Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, August 8–14th, 2016
Lay-Day in the Maldives
Kuda Huraa, Maldives: Following two consecutive days of competition in the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, a lay-day has been called today. The tournament will be finalized over the weekend with a swell increase predicted for Sultans Point.
When competition recommences everyone will be competing on more modern-day thruster boards. The top two surfers of the three divisions, of single-fin, twin-fin and triple-fin thrusters, will qualify for the Grand Champions Final that crowns the overall 2014 winner.
On Thursday Californian surfer Taylor Knox, 43, (USA) defeated Dave Rastovich, 34, (Aus) to win the Twin-Fin Round of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy in the clean, playful 1.5 metre (3- to 5-foot) surf at Sultan's Point in the Maldives today.
On Wednesday Rastovich, put on an exhibition of classic surfing to narrowly defeat Hawaiian powerhouse Garcia in the Single-Fin Division of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy at the fourth annual event.
Twin Fin Highlights Clip:
Overall Scores After Two Rounds
David Rastovich (AUS) 1900 Sunny Garcia (HAW) 1700 Taylor Knox (USA) 1700 Fabio Gouveia (BRZ) 1600 Taylor Jensen (USA) 1600 Rochelle Ballard (HAW) 1400