3 Reasons to 'Get Barreled' Surfing in the Maldives with Four Seasons Explorer

3 Reasons to 'Get Barreled' Surfing in the Maldives with Four Seasons Explorer

Surf season is upon us in the Maldives and Four Seasons Explorer–the brand’s only floating resort–is ready to take guests on adventures in search of empty breaks, secret sites in outer atolls, and the best surf conditions.

Here are three reasons why Four Seasons Explorer is the best option for a Maldivian surf trip:

1. Four Seasons has access to a sophisticated web forecasting allowing the team to accurately determine swell and wind forecasts. The complex bathymetry of the atolls means there are often hidden gems that others simply do not know about. The result? Surfers get to visit remote regions and ride pure, uncrowded waves.

2. Bring your own boards or skip the checked luggage and borrow one from Four Seasons' selection of Firewire shortboards, fishes, hybrids and longboards.

3. All-inclusive surf itineraries include international cuisine, a cellar of fine wines and water activities including snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing, and deep-sea and sunset fishing. Guests can round out the experience with island tours, beach barbecues and spa treatments onboard or on secluded sandbanks.

After a two-year hiatus, the world’s most luxurious surfing event announces its return to competition in the stunning reef breaks near Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.

Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy will be hosting its 10th year of competition from August 22-29, 2022, with perhaps the most exciting field of competitors ever to don the coveted jersey.

With a line-up of six professional surfers and a unique event format, the Surfing Champions Trophy throws traditional competition to the wind and, from the most lavish surf location in the world, puts on a one-of-a-kind show.

Rather than set 30-minute heats, each surfer’s heat time is based on their age. Additionally, their skills are put to the test across three different surfing disciplines – single-fin, twin-fin and a more conventional triple-fin thruster. With this varied format, each surfer has the freedom to get creative and have as much fun as possible in the water.

For surf fans who would like to be part of the action, contact the Central Reservations Department of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at tel: (960) 66 00 888 or email: reservations.mal@fourseasons.com.