2019 News

Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, August 5–12th, 2018

Josh Kerr Wins the 9th Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, August 11, 2019 – In pulsing, overhead conditions at Sultans today Australian Josh Kerr claimed Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy for the second year running. He and fellow Australian Joel Parkinson won the single-fin and twin-fin divisions respectively to book their spots in the Grand Final matchup, despite both earlier falling in the semi-finals of the thruster division. The pair’s third and deciding battle for the week lived up to the hype with the two Championship Tour veterans going blow-for-blow in a gripping encounter worthy of the occasion.

Joel Parkinson Wins Twin-fin Division

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, August 10, 2019 – The twin-fin division of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy was run and won in clean head-high tubes at Sultans this afternoon, with competitors revelling in the dreamy conditions on offer at the right-hand point break. After meeting in the final of the single-fin division on Thursday, it was again Australians Joel Parkinson and Josh Kerr who squared off in the last heat today to decide the twin-fin champion for 2019.

The Action Takes Off At Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, August 9, 2019 – The Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy got underway yesterday with Josh Kerr claiming the single-fin division, but with onshore conditions prevailing this morning, contest directors opted to call off the action for the day.

Josh Kerr Claims Single-fin Division

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, August 8, 2019 – The Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy got off to an incredible start today with racy overhead walls at Sultans providing the perfect canvas for some of surfing’s finest artisans to go to work on their single fins, in the first of three surfboard divisions. In a rematch of the 2012 Pipeline Masters final, which served as Australian Joel Parkinson’s world title coronation, Parkinson came up against lifelong friend and fellow Australian, Josh Kerr. “Don’t get me started on the judging at Pipe in that one!” laughed a fired-up Kerr before today’s showdown.

The ‘Big 5’ Set to Challenge Kerr for the ‘SCT’ Crown

Kuda Huraa, Maldives, 2 July, 2019 - With just 5 weeks to go until the Indian Ocean’s hottest surf invitational, the news is out that surfing legends Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Lenny (HAW), Wiggolly Dantas (BRZ), Matt Wilkinson (AUS) and Maldivian wildcard, Mohamed Fayaz, are booked to take on defending champion, Josh Kerr (AUS) in the world’s most luxurious annual surfing contest

Reigning Surfing Champions Trophy Winner Josh Kerr Returns

Kuda HuraaMaldives, 7 April 2019 – It’s that time of year again when Four Seasons Kuda Huraa surf crowd commences the countdown to the world’s most luxurious surfing event, which will take place from 5 – 12 August 2019.

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