Results for Surf Contests
The second leg of the four part Billabong and Surfer Girl Halfway Grommet Attack series had a massive start with flawless two to three foot glassy surf. Held on 21 July 2014 at Halfway, Kuta, the event was greeted with perfectly peeling right-handers. Grommets from the Push-in Division up to the Under 16s from Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, Hawaii and elsewhere had a fun day of friendly competition at Kuta’s best beachbreak.
The swell scientists at Surfline, Rip Curl’s official swell forecaster, have been picking the eyes out of each blast of swell that has been pumping out of the deep Indian Ocean and tracking towards Padang-Padang, and while there have been some close calls lately, they still haven’t spotted the perfect swell to give the green light to run the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest.
Reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) took a giant step towards a fourth title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the Final of the J-Bay Open in simply sensational waves at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay.
ASP Top 34 surfer, Jeremy Flores, has been suspended from competition until August 27, 2014, resulting from an incident which occurred following his Round 2 heat at the J-Bay Open in South Africa on July 12, 2014.
Jeremy Flores may face disciplinary action for storming the judging tower after losing his Round 2 heat against Sebastian Zietz, at Jeffreys Bay. Worse still, it’s a decision that could boot J-Flo off tour for 2015 – if he’s suspended from upcoming events.
An awesome first day of competition at J-Bay witnessed standout performances from Jordy Smith, Michel Bourez and Julian Wilson. Kelly looked comfortable out there too. Only top seeds Parko (despite his 9-pointer) and Gabriel Medina stumbled but later both made their Round 2 heats. Stay tuned for the rest of Round 2 first thing tomorrow.
With a medium sized swell on the approach, Rip Curl will give the competitors a chance to warm up in an Expression Session on Thursday July 10th from 12 noon until dark if Padang-Padang cooperates as expected.
Last Saturday July 5th at Padang-Padang Beach, the traditional opening ceremony for the Rip Curl Cup 2014 kicked off the waiting period that will run until August 17th. One of the many highlights of the program was the announcement of list of lucky 24 competitors who will be surfing Bali’s most iconic barrel almost all to themselves, and the posting of the heat draw.
In absolutely pumping 6 foot plus Padang-Padang yesterday, Rathu Suargita, Mustofa Jeksen, Koki Hendrawan and Koko Mitsua had 40 coveted minutes to battle it out for the two wildcard spots up for grabs in the prestigious Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang, which will see 12 of the world’s best and 12 of Indonesia’s best tuberiders take on Bali’s most spectacular wave in a one-day barrel extravaganza sometime during the 6 week waiting period that runs from July 5 to August 17.
Top Indonesian and international junior surfers attacked super fun 2 – 4ft wave peaks at Halfway Beach in Kuta, Bali, during the season-opening Halfway Grommet Attack on Sunday 22 June 2014. Sanctioned by the ASC, age divisions at this event included Under 12 and Under 16 for the boys, Under 16 for the girls, and a Pushing Division for the micro groms who still need help getting into waves.