Despite flawless four-to-five-foot waves on offer this morning Rip Curl Cup organisers have decided the event will not be in run in 2015. In the interests of the Cup’s integrity Rip Curl would rather not see heats go ahead than have them fought out in anything other than firing six-to-eight-foot conditions, as a mark of respect to the standing of the event. In the 12-year history of the competition this is only the second time that it has not been run.
A session of pre-wedding photography on Tegalwangi Beach, Jimbaran, South Kuta ended tragically when the bride-to-be was dragged out to sea by a wave where she drowned before a horrified group of friends and her photography crew.
It’s been a heck of a year for William Aliotti. Nicaragua, New Zealand, Fiji, Ireland, Maldives, Russia, United Kingdom (and of course France), the young Caribbean surfer sure added a couple thousands miles to his Frequent Flyer card…Despite the variety of the destinations and the fair amount of time spent in the water, he still couldn’t resist the consistency of Bali’s waves. Here’s what he brought back as a souvenir.
The Balinese recognise the full moon with important ceremonies and surfers appreciate the tides she brings. This weekend the swell may not have been massive but the island was blessed with plenty of fun waves. Tourists and local surfers alike enjoyed some quality barrel time as the man in the moon looked over us.
Bethany Hamilton (HAW) has been awarded the coveted wildcard into the Swatch Women’s Pro and will compete alongside the world’s best female surfers in just two weeks time.
With conditions looking promising for a Padang Padang swell to strike Bali at the end of the month the Rip Curl Cup has been put on standby, with contest directors looking at potentially running the one day competition on September 1st. Although technically coming after the waiting period concludes, Rip Curl have made the decision to extend the window by a day to ensure that if the Rip Curl Cup runs it will be up to the incredible standard we have become used to over the 12-year history of the event.
The chief of the police precinct in Bali’s popular Kuta area is being investigated over alleged extortion of an Australian tourist, after the latter reported him to the Australian consulate general in Denpasar.
Earlier this month we posted a video Robbie Maddison ride Teahupoo on dirt bike which is a new thing in sports world. Now, Aussie Daredevil dropped the point of view footage of him surfing Teahupo’o – one of the worlds deadliest waves – on his motorbike.
Betet Merta in Indo scoring some fun waves in recent months. See what him doing his thing around home.