As the sun edges over the sheer escarpments rising from the sea, the shadows cast by those on the deck, saluting the sun, tell the story of the day that awaits. Anchored in the crystal turquoise waters off Sumba, the Kudanil Explorer, her crew, and the cohort of a dozen passengers are peaceful. They are immersed. Connected to the natural world.
In 2011, the inaugural Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy event was brought to life, and in doing so, the concept of how surfing events could, and should be run was reimagined.