International Surf Day Celebrations at Six Senses Laamu
As of August 2017, Ocean Dimensions are diving & snorkelling in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in the Baa Atoll at Kihaa Maldives – the closest resort to Hanifaru Bay. We hope to see you there!
In 2004 the first ever International Surfing Day was launched, ever since each year celebrations are held world wide in more then 30 countries, Maldives being part of it. Celebrations highlight the sport but also focus on how important the ocean environment is for every single one of us and raise our awareness to issues concerning the sustainability of ocean resources. 13 school children between the ages of 10 and 17 from the local island Maamendhoo as well as Six Senses Laamu Resort guests and hosts joined the boat ride to the local Hulimendhoo break either as spectators, photographers, surfers or body borders. For about 2 hours we had lot’s of fun in the water with paparazzi’s and even a GoPro on a drone hovering above to record the spectacle. Once everyone was exhausted from laughing, paddling, sunbathing and of course surfing our boat took us back to Six Senses Laamu beach were we had a snack lunch and drinks to gain back some strength for further celebrations. For local school children it is rather difficult to get their hands on good priced surfboards, mostly they surf on styrofoam or wooden planks. International Surf Day in the Maldives was going to be their lucky day. Janae from California who surfed with us this April, already in anticipation of the upcoming event, kindly donated her own surf board which we handed over in her name. As Ocean Dimensions stocked up with new boards for this season we donated our last seasons Liquid Shredder boards. Last but not least we received another great donation from Darryn & Harley from Solitary Islands Surf School Australia, SurfGroms T-shirts for all children. SurfGroms is a program that encourages children to get involved in surfing. All this put huge smiles on everybody’s face wetting the appetite for surfing and already looking forward to next years International Surfing Day!!!!