Results for Surf Contests
The world’s best surfers put everything on the line as they battled the world’s most dangerous wave for an historic Finals day at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, stop no. 7 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT).
The world’s best surfers returned to the world’s most dangerous wave for the recommencement of stop no. 7 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Billabong Pro Tahiti, this morning and the action reached a fever pitch as the original 36-person field was whittled down to the final 12.
The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) is thrilled to announce a brand new 1-Star Qualifying Series (QS) event in Indonesia — the Komune Bali Pro presented by The Mad Hueys. The event will be co-sanctioned with the ASP and the Asian Surfing Championship Tour (ASC) to provide maximum opportunity for athletes to improve their rankings on both tours.
The Billabong Pro Tahiti got underway in biggest surf of the season as the world’s best battled 10-to-15 foot (3 – 5 metre) surf at Teahupo’o for Round 1 and the opening two heats of Round 2.
Dreams do come true and they certainly did today for Bali’s Garut Widiarta in the most spectacular waves seen in the Rip Curl Cup’s 11 year history.
Tahiti’s infamous reef pass Teahupo’o came to life Sunday as 32 surfers fought tooth and nail in the Air Tahiti Nui Billabong Pro Trials for two wildcard spots in the Billabong Pro Tahiti. The elite Pro contest, which kicks off Friday, August 15, is Stop 7 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour.
With a fresh swell hitting Bali this evening, the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2014 is on HIGH ALERT for a potential start today Monday 11th August.
After spending the morning playing hide and seek, at midday Padang Padang turned on and began to detonate serious 5 foot bombs over the razor sharp reef, much to the delight of the 24 Tuberiding specialists who had been frothing to get out into the lineup and find some shade under the burning sun.
It’s almost on!
The brightest stars of the 11th annual Rip Curl Cup took the field in smallish, but perfect Padang Padang barrels today to the backdrop of a picture perfect sunset. Luminaries such as Matt Wilkinson, Owen Wright, Bethany Hamilton and the great Rizal Tandjung traded waves with such rookies as Jacob Wilcox and Jack Robinson as the sun dipped near the horizon at one of the most spectacular surf spots in the world. The fearsome Padang Padang reef, the inspiration for the world’s ultimate tuberiding event.
The excitement is building up to a frothy boil as 24 of the world’s best tuberiders stand by ready to take on Bali’s legendary Padang Padang, as the current swell forecast from Surfline shows the best potential yet for a green light in the fourth week of the six week waiting period.