Embark on a shared or private ‘surfari’ aboard Four Seasons Explorer with Tropicsurf of Noosa, Australia, complete with five-star service and style, expert guides, world-class waves, secluded swells, and endless enjoyment of the Maldives' vast and awe-inspiring seascapes. It’s the ultimate way to conquer empty surf breaks, visit secret sites in the outer atolls and follow the best conditions – encapsulating the spirit of surfing 24/7.


Spending time aboard the Four Seasons Explorer with my family at the Champions Trophy event was an all-time highlight for me. There really is no better live-aboard surf charter in the world. It’s the ultimate base camp to launch your daily surf excursions, knowing that your companions are as comfortable, engaged and enthralled as you are thanks to the attentive Four Seasons Explorer team.

Josh Kerr World Championship Tour veteran and two-time winner of the SCT 2018 & 2019
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The Surfing Champions Trophy (SCT)

  • Surfers pose for camera aboard the colourful sea plane the Flying Triggerfish

    L to R: Mohamed Fayaz, Kai Lenny, Josh Kerr, Joel Parkinson, Matt Wilkinson

Organized in partnership with Tropicsurf since 2011, Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy has been dubbed one of the world's premiere surfing cruises. Hosted aboard Four Seasons Explorer, this weeklong, champions-only invitational pits professional wave riders across three thrilling divisions – single-fin, twin-fin, and triple-fin thrusters – with previous competitors including Mark Richards, Tom Curren, Layne Beachley, Nat Young and Mark Occhilupo. Onboard day passes enable guests of Kuda Huraa to enjoy all the action and share an exclusive ‘surf tour’ experience with some of the best in the business.