Rip Curl Padang Cup On Standby for Possible Thursday 3 PM Start

Padang Padang, Bali – Thursday, 27 July 2017: MORNING UPDATE from Padang Padang at 6:15AM: The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is currently on STANDBY this morning while event directors wait for the brunt of the anticipated SW swell to fill in completely. Next competition call will be made at 2PM local time for a potential 3PM start to Round 1 of competition.

Photo: Hamish

Sixteen of the best barrel riders in the world, including defending champion Mega Semadhi (IND), Clay Marzo (HAW), Bruce Irons (HAW), Ozzie Wright (AUS), Rizal Tandjung (IND), and two-time event champion Lee Wilson (IND), have gathered at Padang Padang and are prepared to battle it out.

If conditions improve on the afternoon low tide, the action will begin with non-elimination Round 1 (surfer heat totals from Rounds 1 & 2 will be combined to determined who advances to the semi-finals). Following are the opening Round 1 & 2 heat draw for the 2017 Rip Curl Cup:

Round 1

Heat 1: Raditya Rondi (IND), Paulo Moura (BRA), Pepen Hendrik (IND), Ryan Burch (USA)

Heat 2: Mega Semadhi (IND), Bruno Santos (BRA), Made Adi Putra (IND), Bruce Irons (HAW)

Heat 3: Lee Wilson (IND), Clay Marzo (HAW), Garut Widiarta (IND), Dillon Perillo (USA)

Heat 4: Rizal Tandjung (IND), Ozzie Wright (AUS), Rio Waida (IND), Louie Hynd (AUS)

Round 2

Heat 1: Mega Semadhi (IND), Paulo Moura (BRA), Rio Waida (IND), Dillon Perillo (USA)

Heat 2: Raditya Rondi (IND), Louie Hynd (AUS), Garut Widiarta (IND), Ryan Burch (USA)

Heat 3: Lee Wilson (IND), Bruno Santos (BRA), Pepen Hendrik (IND), Ozzie Wright (AUS)

Heat 4: Rizal Tandjung (IND), Clay Marzo (HAW), Made Adi Putra (IND), Bruce Irons (HAW)

The 2017 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang will be broadcast LIVE on and HYPERLINK “”

Watch the official 2017 event trailer (embed ready) here:

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Official Rip Curl Cup Party
Friday, Aug 4th at 8 PM
Evening extravaganza, secret location TBA, somewhere in Bali.

The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2017 is sponsored by: BINTANG, CAPTAIN MORGAN, SMIRNOFF, ALBENS CIDER and HIDDEN VALLEY RESORT.

Media partners: Surfline, SurfTime, and

Rip Curl is proud to support Project Clean Uluwatu, the non-profit organization working to keep Bali’s beaches clean and safe.


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About The Rip Curl Cup
The Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest-running and most prestigious surfing competition, and the only World Surf League invitational contest featuring the world’s greatest tuberiders alongside Indonesia’s best.

The 2017 Rip Curl Cup features one of the most exclusive fields in professional surfing: just 16 invited surfers – eight of Indonesia’s finest and eight of the world’s elite. The official invite list will be announced to the world on June 26th. The select number of surfer invitations ensures this will be a “one-day, one-swell” event, increasing the likelihood of spectacular conditions and incredible performances. When official forecast partner Surfline alerts contest directors of an ideal Padang swell lining up in the Indian Ocean, the green light will be given and competitors will have 24-hours to make it to Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.

The waiting period for the 2017 Rip Curl Cup spans an entire month, from July 10 to August 10, the peak of Indonesia’s prime swell season, providing the event with the highest chance of scoring the spitting green barrels the Balinese Pipeline is world-famous for.

With an exciting lineup of invitees including Tom Curren (USA), Mason Ho (HAW), Bruce Irons (HAW), Clay Marzo (HAW) and Jack Robinson (AUS) lining up to take on defending champion and local kingpin Mega Semadhi (IND) and the rest of the Indonesian contingent, surf fans will be excited to get online and view all the action when Padang Padang turns on.

The 2017 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang will be webcast live to the world at Fans can also visit the site to check real-time contest status and video updates from Bali.

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