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Trouble on Thamburudhoo

Two of Maldives premier surf spots threatened by planned resort development

Updated: September 12, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
By Jake Howard

"It has to be stopped," said Occy succinctly, talking with a small group of local Maldivian surfers. "They can't develop this place, it can't happen."

"Places like this, we need them, " reiterated Tom Curren. "They can't be closed to surfers, they can't be closed to anybody. How can you close the ocean?"

Former ASP world champions Martin Potter and Damien Hardman shared similar sentiments while participating in the recent Four Seasons event in the Maldives. ...

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