Rip Curl Cup Blessed in Spectacular Fashion

Hundreds of spectators flocked to Padang Padang on Saturday night for the Rip Curl Cup opening ceremony. Following a private prayer and blessing for competitors on the beach, the action moved up to the carpark for an evening of fantastic entertainment.


Trials winner Agus Blacky Setiawan was introduced to the 500-strong crowd before MC Matt George introduced the Kecak dancers.  After their fiery performance the spotlight turned to a traditional Wayang puppet show, put on by Bali’s most famous puppeteer, Cenk Blonk.

With the Rip Curl Cup trials run and won on Friday at Uluwatu, Saturday night capped off a fine weekend on the Bukit Peninsula. The Rip Curl Cup is back for 2015, and is already rolling out the good times in fine style.


Click on the event site for complete picture gallery with prayers, puppets, dancing and more:


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