Kelly Slater (USA) has won theBillabong Pro Tahiti after defeating John John Florence (HAW) in the Final in eight-to-ten foot surf at Teahupo’o. The final day of competition at Stop No. 7 of 11 on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) has been treated to incredible performances by the world’s […]
In an exciting finale to the Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour Indonesian Finals 2016, Rio Waida claimed victory in the Pro Am (Under 21) Division, Ketut Agus took out the 16 and Under Division, Dhea Natasya earned the Girls Under 21 championship, and her brother Dhanny Widianto nabbed his second consecutive 13 and Under crown.
Bruno Santos defeated Nathan Hedge at Teahupoo in the trials of the Billabong Pro, Tahiti. The Brazilian now secures an opportunity to challenge the world’s best at the tour’s most exciting stop when the official window opens August 19th. After winning the whole damn thing in 2008 he’ll certainly pose a threat to the extended CT clan.
After phenomenal Geckofish and Flying Fish events earlier this year that smashed participation records to bits, 132 and 145 competitors respectively, it’s now down to the top 56 competitors in four divisions that will be battling it in the Volcom’s Totally Crustaceous Tour Indonesian Finals at Halfway Kuta Beach on August 14th, 2016. A total prize purse […]
Surfing’s official induction as an Olympic event has been rife with controversy. Central to arguments against are questions about the viability of surfing in landlocked countries that hope to host the Games – and in some cases open questions about whether or not Japan has waves (for the record, they do). The ISA was instrumental […]
The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is not your grandpa’s surf contest. So it’s no coincidence that A-list talents like Bruce Irons, Jamie O’Brien and Clay Marzo, who typically shun contests like a bad Tinder match, clamor for an invitation to the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest.
In an event dominated by the international invitees, Mega Semadhi was the lone local Indonesian surfer to reach the final of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang. But when the final horn sounded, it was Mega who came out on top, claiming his second title in the past three times the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest has been held.
MORNING UPDATE from Padang Padang at 6:15AM: The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is currently on STANDBY while we wait out the morning high tide. Next competition call will be made at 10AM local time for a potential 11AM start to Round 1 of competition.
The world’s best tube riders convened at Padang Padang on Sunday to bless the 2016 Rip Curl Cup with a traditional Balinese style ceremony. If the latest swell arrives as forecast, their prayers could be answered tomorrow.
Padang Padang is the jewel in Balinese surfing’s crown but it is a rare gem, and scoring this mythical wave is easier said than done. Reigning event champion Garut Widiarta to break down what makes the wave tick, and he gave us an in-depth look at the mechanics of Padang Padang.