Results for Surf Contests
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.
Despite a recent, severe head injury, Jeremy Flores (FRA) has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti and with its Jeep rankings boost, has joined the Title race. After a contest that saw intense heats and big upsets, the race to the top has grown to include six surfers within one event win of overtaking the No. 1 position.
Hailing from the heart of Kuta Beach, and a proud member of the most famous family in Balinese surfing, Garut Widiarta’s victory in the 2014 Rip Curl Cup could not have been a more popular one. We return to the scene of the greatest day of Garut’s life to have a chat with the young charger who’s competed in every edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious surfing competition.
After four days of great waves and hard fought heats the 2015 Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta has come to an end with Australia’s Jared Hickel (Cronulla, NSW/AUS) defeating Jean De Silva (Brazil) in the Final yesterday.
Day one of the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta kicked off today in 4 to 5 foot waves at the Race Tracks section of the famed Uluwatu on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. This year’s event is dual sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL) and the Asian Surfing Championship tour (ASC) and hold a QS1,000 rating.
As the world’s best surfers prepare to compete at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, stop No. 7 on the 2015 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), a crop of the best of the rest battled for the two remaining spots in the event at the Air Tahiti Nui Billabong Pro Trials. The pre-event contest, which ran Tuesday, August 11, saw Teahupo’o specialists Taumata Puhetini (PYF) and Bruno Santos (BRA) triumph. The two will join the WSL’s Top 34 men on Tour when the Billabong Pro kicks off Friday, August 14.
With less than two weeks remaining until the start of the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta, the heat draw is rapidly filling up with 70 out of the 96 spots already filled with WSL Qualifying Series and ASC competitors frothing at the thought of surfing Bali’s iconic and historic Uluwatu with just 3 other surfers in the water.
The 2015 edition of the Rip Curl Cup is underway, with the Rip Curl Cup Trials run and won today at Uluwatu. With the main event field reduced this year, the battle for the one position up for grabs for was as tight as it’s ever been between the 32 Indonesian competitors.