Browsing legends Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Lenny
(HAW), Wiggolly Dantas (BRZ), Matt Wilkinson (AUS) and Maldivian
wildcard Mohamed Fayaz will tackle defending champion Josh Kerr
(AUS) on the earth’s most luxurious annual browsing contest, the
4 Seasons Maldives Browsing Champions Trophy held 5-12 August
2019 at 4
Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.
Bringing a promising combine of fashion, creativity
and massive wave prowess, the newly confirmed contributors are set to noticeably
ramp up the competitors on the epic one-of-a-kind occasion, which
assessments among the world’s hottest browsing names, previous and current,
throughout three completely different divisions: single-fin, twin-fin, and
triple-fin thruster.
Occasion co-ordinator Mark Winson of
Tropicsurf, stated, “We’re extraordinarily excited concerning the assemblage
of surfers on this 12 months’s occasion. With such a various and proficient
discipline competing, you’ll be able to make certain that there might be some wonderful
browsing happening. We’re in for an actual deal with.”

Joel Parkinson
(AUS): “Parko” grew up browsing on Queensland’s Gold Coast. At
simply 18 years outdated, Parko surprised the browsing world by successful his
first World Tour occasion as a wildcard, which set the scene for a
exceptional profession. Throughout his almost two-decade trip, he racked up
12 World Tour occasion wins and a bunch of main milestones together with:
4 runner-up finishes on the World Tour (2002, 2004, 2009 and
2011); the ASP World Title in 2012; and an ideal warmth on the
Oakley Bali Professional in 2013, skillfully pairing two good 10 rides.
Greater than that, he’s a enjoyable, laidback lovable man, and one of many
sport’s most trendy and naturally gifted surfers, mixing energy
with grace and finesse.
Parkinson stated, “Browsing at an occasion
just like the 4 Seasons Maldives Browsing Champions Trophy is an
alternative I couldn’t cross up on given my love for the Maldives
and having enjoyable. The Maldives is one in all my favorite surf spots in
the world and as a vacation vacation spot it doesn’t get extra wonderful
for a surfer and his household. Now my youngsters are older we’re making
this contest right into a household undertaking and I’m coming to win the 4
Seasons Browsing Champions Trophy to indicate them Dad can nonetheless combine it
with one of the best of them.”
Kai Lenny (HAW): Happiest on a wave –
and true to his identify, which suggests “ocean” – Kai Lenny grew up on
Maui’s northern shore, driving all method of boards: kiteboards,
windsurfs, stand-up paddleboards and, in fact, surf boards,
driving his first wave aged 4. Undeniably one of many world’s
best watermen, at 26 12 months outdated Kai is pushing the boundaries of
massive wave browsing, not too long ago being  awarded Males’s Finest Total
Efficiency and Males’s XXL Greatest Wave on the World Surf League
Massive Wave Awards. Lenny’s skills, nonetheless, aren’t confined to massive
wave browsing, with the younger Hawaiian being an achieved quick
boarder who’ll be seeking to showcase his full repertoire on the
speedy partitions of Sultans.
Wiggolly Dantas (BRZ): A goofy
footed, massive waver lover from Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dantas’
browsing initiation occurred on the tender age of three when his
brother would repeatedly push him into their native breaks (their
mum owned a store on the seaside, so the sand and waves have been their
playground). It wasn’t lengthy earlier than he was taking his brother’s
board when he wasn’t utilizing it. He first competed on the age of six
and has been gunning to be one of the best surfer on the earth ever
since, becoming a member of the World Browsing League in 2015. Massively revered
within the sport and recognized for his humble but fiercely aggressive
nature, be careful for Wiggolly’s highly effective rail recreation, lightning
quick reflexes and demanding backhand assault.
Matt Wilkinson
(AUS): One of many world’s most free-spirited surfers, Australian
goofy footer Wilko completed within the prime 5 of the Championship
Tour in 2016 and 2017, reworking from offbeat occasion boy to
title contender. Raised close to Avoca Seaside, New South Wales, he
spent his childhood catching breaks on Copacabana Seaside and
traversing the coast along with his dad of their van, collaborating in
browsing contests. A savvy competitor from a younger age, he joined
the CT in 2010 and shortly established his place throughout the
higher echelon of browsing, taking the surf world by storm with epic
back-to-back victories at first of the 2016 season (and the
legendary bar tab that adopted at Bells!). The lifetime of the occasion
on and off the waves, Wilko will convey a novel splash of
creativity to this 12 months’s occasion.
Wilko stated, “I am so
excited to expertise the posh of 4 Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa
whereas browsing an occasion with an emphasis on enjoyable. It is uncommon to be
in a position to take pleasure in such wonderful waves with out an excessive amount of strain and to
have the ability to convey among the historic surfboard shapes again to
life.”
Mohamed Fayaz (MV): Hailing from Maldives’ capital
metropolis Malé, Pelé (as locals affectionately know him) grew up
browsing close by Raalhugandu. Rookie of the event in his very
first contest – which befell in China, removed from his acquainted
dwelling surf – Pelé went on to compete in a number of WSL QS
competitions held in Maldives from 2001 to 2005, securing the
nationwide title in 2003. A nasty knee damage in 2007 briefly
sidelined this common footer, who made a comeback in 2014 and
spends his spare time working for a nationwide surf growth
program. As a neighborhood surf information, nobody is aware of the house swells
higher than Pelé. Preserve an eye fixed out for his spectacular rail work,
browsing with a fantastic flooring.
The Browsing Champions Trophy is
hosted aboard 4 Seasons Explorer. Followers can stand up near the motion with onboard VIP
passes whereas the surf tour expertise continues with nightly
cocktail occasions again at Kuda Huraa, which performs host to the
contest’s rivals, judges and Tropicsurf companions (the professionals
behind the resort’s surf operation).
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