Phil Rajzman

Rajzman is the only Brazilian in history to become world champion of the elite ASP World Tour. With international sporting prowess in his DNA (his father is Olympic volleyball medallist, Bernard Rajzman, and his mother, Australian roller-skating star Michele Wollens), Rajzman has been catching waves since he was 4 years old. Mentored by Brazilian surf legend, Rico de Souza, the world first started taking note of Rajzman at the tender age of 15 – and he hasn’t stopped gracing podiums since. He is the consummate master of true grace and balance (check him out on a Si-board with some juggling sticks!), a keen tow-in surfer, kitesurfer and kayaker as well as the star of the movies Surf Adventure 1 & 2.

Rajzman is most looking forward to bringing his signature fluidity and intricate footwork to the beautiful Maldivian waters. And he is relishing the thought of the challenge that lies ahead: "It is a privilege to compete against these legends of the sport, surfers who have inspired me and have been references for generations. This motivates me to push harder in practise and in my preparation – both physical and mental. It will be an honour to compete with them and a glory to be able to beat them.”

Hosted in conjunction with luxury surf pioneers Tropicsurf, Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy 2012 sees six ex-world champions battle it out on single-fin, twin-fin and triple-fin boards in a US$25,000 showdown for the ultimate crown.

Billed as ‘the world’s most luxurious surfing event’, the Surfing Champions Trophy is hosted aboard Four Seasons Explorer – the Maldives ultimate surf vessel – with all competitors, judges and spectators taking up residence on Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa’s paradisiacal private coral island for the duration of the event.

Guests booking Kuda Huraa’s all-inclusive four- or seven-night Champions Trophy package – available from August 27 to September 2 only – can get right on top of the action with competition day passes aboard the vessel plus three half-day surfing passes with Tropicsurf. Back on land, they’ll also get to rub shoulders with their surfing heroes and experience a level of intimacy and camaraderie unique in competition surfing.

Who’ll fill the last two places in this year’s line up? Watch this space!

For more information visit: www.surfingchampionstrophy.com and www.fourseasons.com/maldives

Limited day passes will be available (at a fee) for non-package guests/members of the public to view the event from Four Seasons Explorer. Call + 960 66 00 888 for enquiries and rates.

For more details, please visit the official Champions Trophy website at www.surfingchampionstrophy.com. To book the Champions Trophy Package, please contact your travel consultant, visit www.fourseasons.com/maldiveskh or call the central reservations department of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at tel: (960) 66 00 888 or email: reservations.mal@fourseasons.com

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