Surfing Champions Trophy

2014 News

Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, August 3rd to 9th, 2015

Australia's Dave 'Rasta' Rastovich Wins Grand Final of the 2014 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy at Sultans Point in the Maldives.

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: Professional free-surfer Dave ‘Rasta’ Rastovich, (Aus) 35, defeated seasoned campaigner Taylor Knox, 43, (USA) in the Grand Final of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy today to be crowned the 2014 champion.


Knox and Rastovich to contest the Grand Champions Final of the 2014 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy Today

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: The 2014 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy will finalize today, with the ultimate showdown in the Grand Champions Final to be staged between Taylor Knox (USA), 43, and Dave Rastovich (Aus), 35.


Taylor Knox (USA) Wins the Thruster Round and Qualifies for the Grand Champions Trophy.

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: In a hard fought final, Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy title defender, Taylor Knox (USA), 43, edged out Sunny Garcia (Haw), 44, to win the Thruster Round in glassy 1.5 meter (three- to five-foot) waves at Sultan’s Point in the Maldives to qualify for the Grand Champions Final tomorrow (Aug. 10).


Competition will Resume Today with Third and Final Round

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: Competition will resume today, in the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, with the three-fin Thruster division at Sultan Point in the Maldives at 10am (local time).

The third and final round of the 2014 event, will feature state-of-the-art contemporary equipment and be staged in pulsing 1.5 metre (3-5ft) reef break waves.


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.

Knox Edges Out Rastovich to Win the Twin Fin Round

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: Californian surfer Taylor Knox (USA), 43, defeated Dave Rastovich, (Aus), 34, 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.


Twin Fin Round Called On at Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: The Twin Fin Round of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy has been called on for a 12.30pm (local time) start in the head-high waves Sultans Point, today.


Rasta Beats Sunny in Single-fin Round at Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: In a hard fought final Dave “Rasta” Rastovich outlasted Sunny Garcia to win the opening single-fin round of Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.


Single Fin Division to Kick Start Competition

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.


A Lay Day in Paradise

Kuda Huraa, Maldives: The worlds most lavish surf event, the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, looks set to commence tomorrow in the magical Maldivian reef break waves of Sultans Point.

This years iconic line-up will see defending champion Taylor ‘TK’  Knox (USA) take on David ‘Rasta’  Rastovich (AUS), Fabio Gouveia (BRA), Sunny Garcia (HAW), Taylor Jensen (USA) and lone female challenger Rochelle Ballard (HAW).


A Thrilling Showcase Of Local Talent … And Prelude To World Champions Contest

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, July 31, 2014 – Four Seasons Resorts Maldives is delighted to share details of the third annual Domestic Champions Trophy.  The very best ‘home-grown’ surfers will once again have the opportunity to showcase their local wave prowess in this event, running parallel to the Surfing Champions Trophy, where six World Champions are pitted against each other in an epic week of surfing.


And The Final Spot Goes To… ‘the Best Female Tuberider in the World’ Rochelle Ballard Completes the 2014 Surfing Champions Trophy Line-up

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, July 14, 2014 – With only weeks to go, the Maldives’ ocean stage is set for an epic surfing showdown.  Rochelle Ballard (HAW) – lone female challenger – is poised to carve her own powerful lines alongside the guys: Sunny Garcia (HAW), Taylor Jensen (USA), David ‘Rasta’ Rastovich (AUS), Fabio Gouveia (BRA) and defending champion, Taylor ‘TK’ Knox (USA) in the world’s most luxurious surfing contest.

Sunny Garcia & Taylor Jensen Join the World-class Line Up

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, July 9, 2014 – It just keeps getting better and better… the line up for the 2014 Surfing Champions Trophy is almost complete.  Sunny Garcia (HAW) and Taylor Jensen (USA) have just been confirmed to battle the Maldives’ breaks alongside David ‘Rasta’ Rastovich (AUS), Fabio Gouveia (BRA) and defending champion, Taylor ‘TK’ Knox (USA) in the world’s most luxurious surf contest.  And, anticipation is growing on who will claim the sixth and final spot!


Surfing Champions Trophy 2014 Confirms Starting Line-up: David Rastovich – Fabio Gouveia – Taylor ‘TK’ Knox

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, June 15, 2014 - The wait is over! David ‘Rasta’ Rastovich (AUS) and Fabio Gouveia (BRA) are the first two surf legends confirmed to challenge defending champion, Taylor ‘TK’ Knox (USA), in August’s Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.


'King of the carve' Taylor Knox to defend his Four Seasons title

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, February 14, 2014 – The countdown to the world’s most luxurious surfing competition has begun! Taylor ‘TK’ Knox has confirmed he’ll be heading back to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa to defend his title at the fourth annual Surfing Champions Trophy 2014.

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