Maldivian surfer “Iboo” measures himself in opposition to international competitors and rips it up!



Maldivian surfer “Iboo” measures himself in opposition to international competitors and rips it up!

A few of the largest names in browsing hit the waves in Kuda Huraa for the 2016 4 Season Maldives Browsing Championships Trophy. West Australian surfer Taj Burrow took first place after battling the defending champion, Shane Dorian within the Ultimate. Burrow lately retired from the WSL Championship Tour giving him extra time for different occasions. For the primary time in historical past, the wildcard place went to an area. That native received fifth place with gorgeous performances. Hussain “Iboo” Areef made his personal title sparkle beside the surf legends along with his fifth place end.

Solely six world champions are invited to battle for the coveted browsing trophy within the Maldives. Iboo surfed in opposition to a few of his surf heroes like feminine famous person Bethany Hamilton, iconic soul surfer Rob Machado, the 2015 occasion champion Shane Dorian, the WSL deputy commissioner Travis Logie and Pipe specialist Jamie O’Brien.

Sultans wave

Areef has made his title well-known within the browsing world the previous few years. He most lately received the Home Champions Trophy. All through the Maldives competitors Areef made heads flip along with his expertise. He fell to one in all his heroes, Burrow within the Semifinal. He confirmed off his data of the Sultans, his native waters along with his backhand browsing. Areef went nose-to-nose with Burrow, however couldn’t win over the judges for the win.

Maldivian surfer Iboo and Taj Burrow

Areef’s efficiency will assist him proceed to construct a reputation for himself, and he’s utilizing the event to gas his progress as a surfer. “Seeing the world’s finest browsing my dwelling break has been wonderful,” he stated. “I really feel like my browsing has improved simply from watching how they surf.”


We look ahead to seeing Areef make a triumphant return to the occasion in 2017. For extra information and updates on the event, check their website here.