Photograph By A-Frame/Andrew Shield
The Maldives, located south of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, is truly a surfer's paradise. Tropical blue water; tiny, reef-fringed atolls; and a friendly, exotic culture suit the wandering surfer's sensibilities. Not to mention the waves get pretty good. Sultan's, pictured here, is one of the main breaks near the country's capital of Male. For the fourth year running, the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa will be hosting six of the surf world's more illuminating personalities for the 2014 Champions Trophy from Aug. 4-11, billed as the most luxurious surf contest in the world. Here's why you'll wish you were there.