Six Senses Laamu partners with leading surf pioneer Tropicsurf

Six Senses Laamu has announced a partnership with Tropicsurf, a world-renowned surf company with a roster of 50 specialist coaches stationed in nine different countries.

Australia-based Tropicsurf is positioned as the masters of high-end surfing. Over the course of 30 years, Tropicsurf has combed the planet to present surfers with an intimate selection of the world’s leading surfing resorts. These are all acclaimed five-star properties operated by the best hotel brands in the world, each selected because of its proximity to quality breaks that cater to a broad range of abilities.

Both Tropicsurf and Six Senses Laamu share a common vision: reconnecting people with themselves, others and the world around them and at the same time delivering out of the ordinary guest experiences. Tropicsurf locations are chosen because they offer appealing activities that the whole family can enjoy.

With professional guides based on properties around the world, year round, it is assured there is an expert smiling face upon arrival dedicated to delivering surfing triumphs.

In keeping with Six Senses widely recognised commitment to sustainability and obligation to the environment, Tropicsurf will extend its collaboration with Firewire surfboards — the only global surfboard production to carry the Sustainable Surf Ecoboard certification — and exclusively supply eco-friendly Timbertek boards to guests.

“A partnership with Tropicsurf feels like a natural progression for a resort already preferred by an enthusiastic faction of annual surfers,” Marteyne van Well, General Manager of Six Senses Laamu, was quoted as saying, in an announcement by the resort.

“Those in the know have been surfing with us for years. Not just the pros, but families and first timers who have come to enjoy our privacy, nature and connect with the ocean. You can’t come to the Maldives and not try surfing. Partnering with Tropicsurf will enable us to extend our current programme and offer more bespoke experiences commensurate with each guest’s ability and surfing appetite.”

Surfing the Yin Yang. PHOTO/ SIX SENSES

Being the only resort in the atoll, Six Senses Laamu offers the chance to its surfing guests to almost exclusively enjoy the surrounding surf breaks. One of these breaks is the Yin Yang, a renowned surf break in the Maldives which is just a five-minute boat ride away. For those who want to discover the surfing experience a beginner’s break is just off the shore.

“Tropicsurf has a long and proud association with the Maldives, having been guiding surfers through Laamu and to Yin Yang since 1988,” Mark Winson, the company’s General Manager, was quoted as saying in the announcement.

“Without a doubt the area is a surfer’s paradise. There are so many waves to choose from. Add to that the seclusion of Six Senses Laamu as the only resort on the atoll, plus expert guiding, and you have a quintessential Maldives surfing experience in the making.”

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort located in the Laamu atoll, which lies in the southern part of the Maldives. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the resort prides itself on its commitment to sustainable operations and development as outlined by Agenda 21 and Green Globe Benchmarking.

At Six Senses Laamu, most of the villas and facilities are built overwater. However, beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, a swimming pool with a sunken bar, an ice cream parlour, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

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