After two full days at the 2016 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy seeing Taj Burrow take out the single fin and Shane Dorian win his second twin fin title a lay-day has been called on Day 3.
Conditions are still looking picture perfect at Sultans but with a strong current running through the line-up, holding position is near impossible. The current is expected to weaken but event organiser Mark Winson isn't too concerned about not running today.
"The waves are still great but that current is a bit of an issue," Winson said. "We expect it to weaken throughout the day so the surfers will get out there later and get re-acquainted with their thrusters, I'm sure."
With only one day needed to run the thruster division and final, and three days left in the waiting period, the best conditions can be utilised and competitors will now have time to enjoy some of the other activities on offer at the Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa.
"This event is just as much about the competitors enjoying the hospitality here at the Four Seasons as it is about crowning a champion," Said Mark Winson. "There are plenty of other activities to enjoy plus a number of epic waves in close proximity to the island of Kuda Huraa so I'm sure the pros will find something to do with their day."
Competition is expected to resume as early as tomorrow so check back for more information and images as we move closer to crowning the 2016 event champion.