MSA is set to conclude its fifth lag of the tour, the Rannamaari Challenge 1444 at Male’ Varunulaa Raalhugandu

08 Nov 2022 | 17:10
Source: Maldives Surfing Association

The Maldives National Surf League, the first of its type to be staged in the nation's surfing history, debuted in February under the name "MTCC Dhivehi Surf League," thanks to a partnership between MSA and the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Community Empowerment.

In February of this year, at Gaaf Dhaal Gadhdhoo, the MTCC Dhivehi Surf League began its inaugural tour. The second visit took place in Meemu Muli from May 10 to 18. The third event took place at Raa Kinolhas from July 5–9, and the fourth leg of the tour took place at Kaafu Himmafushi from October 4–8.

Male' Varunulaa Raalhugandu will host the MTCC Dhivehi Surf League's fifth and final stop from November 10–19, 2022. Despite the fact that the next competition is a part of the MTCC Dhivehi Surf League, the Rannamaari Challenge has previously been hosted in the Maldives on 11 occasions.

The upcoming Rannamaari Challenge will allow junior athletes who qualified for the National Junior Squad, under 16 and under 14 categories, to compete. The National Junior Surfing Championship, which took place in Male from October 26 to 29, also gave junior athletes a wild card that allows them to compete.

At this stage of the league, there is fierce competition, and it is still unclear who will win the MTCC Dhivehi Surf League championship. The Men's Short Board League champion will be revealed by the second round of the Rannamaari Challenge, despite the fact that it has been a very tough challenge.

The Dhivehi Surf League will still be run in 2023, according to the Maldives Surfing Association (MSA). We would like to thank all of our sponsors, especially our primary sponsor, the MTCC, as well as our associate sponsors, Atoll Adventures, Euro Store, Sonee Sports, PSM, Island Art, Print Lab, Mihaaru News, Maldivian, Pizza Buono, Sun Bum, Alia, Shady Cabin, Ooredoo, and Red Bull.

We also want to express our gratitude to the surfing community, Male' City Council, Islands Councils, and MNDF.

The MSA Team, the surfing community, and our supporters' relentless work made events and activities of this scope possible.