Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony and Trials Scheduled for This Weekend!
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Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony and Trials Scheduled for This Weekend!

The 12th edition of the Rip Curl Cup gets underway on August 1, and as is tradition Rip Curl will commence proceedings with a spectacular celebration to signify the opening of the competition waiting period that same day.

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2014 Trials Winner - Rahtu Suargita. pic; Mick Curley

Rip Curl Cup Trials are on standby from Saturday, July 25th to Friday 31st

This year’s Rip Curl Cup trials are on standby from Saturday July 25 through to Friday July 31, and will be run on the best day of waves at Padang Padang, Uluwatu or Bingin over that window. The main event field has been reduced in 2015, to minimise the run-time of the Cup and capitalise on the best conditions available, and as such the one spot in the draw available for the winning trialist will be more highly sought after than ever, so please check in on for the latest updates on all of the action. 

Last year, the trials, which offer local standouts an opportunity to take on the best in the world on home soil, saw some of the best Padang Padang conditions and surfing of the year, and you can argue the case that the trials are almost harder to win than the main event, with the amount of talent in the draw. 
Our official forecast partner, Coastalwatch, assures us there is plenty of swell on the horizon next week, and pumping Uluwatu is looking on the cards, so stay tuned for all the action and updates to come. 

While you’re on the website be sure to check out our interview with last year’s winner Garut Widiarta, and see who else will be lining up alongside the defending champ in this year’s field, the strongest one in the 12 year history of the event!
See below for the heat draw for round one of the trials!

Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is sponsors by: 
Telkomsel 4g, IndiHome, Hidden Valley, Bintang, Albens Cider, OctaFX, GrabCar, BIMC and Project Clean Uluwatu.

Media support by: Surfing World, Coastal Watch, Bali Belly, JUICE, Bali Alternative Media, Surf Time, and

Rip Curl Cup Trials Round 1

Heat 1
Rahtu Suargita
Tommy Sobri
Betet Merta
Raju Sena
Heat 2
Agus Dag Sumerteyasa
Koko Mitsua
Dedi Santosa
Heat 3
Koki Hendrawan
Tumbling Sudiantara
Gogo Sujaya
Andre Anwar
Heat 4
Dede Suryana
Wayan Plekut
Made Loco Swastika
Heat 5
Wayan Gobleg
Nyoman Blacky
Awan Desert
Kadek Rudita
Heat 6
Pepen Hendrik
Marlon Garber
Mega Artana
Randi Dinar
Heat 7
Alik Rudiarta
Agus Blacky Setiawan
Komag Pasek
Dedi Gun
Heat 8
Mustofa Jeksen
Darmaputra Tonjo
Komang Adi Putra
Made Lana
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Billabong Grommet Attack Series Crowns Series Champions in Exciting Finale at Kuta Beach

The third and final event of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 Series finished up on Sunday, 19 July 2015, at Halfway, Kuta Beach, in an exciting showcase of Bali’s best up-and-coming junior surfers.

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Video: Rip Curl Padang Cup 2015 Offical Teaser

After 11 years of awesome the Rip Curl Cup is back with a fresh format and new invitees, held at the same incredible wave, Padang Padang. Indonesia’s longest running and most prestigious event, the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang draws competitors from all over the world, and this year is no different. In 2015 the waiting period has been cut to four weeks, the quality of conditions required to run has been ramped up from incredible to perfect, and the field has been reduced to 16 surfers, meaning heats will be man-on-man throughout and that competition can easily be run in one day.

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Mick Fanning Attacked By Shark At J-Bay Open

Australian surfing star Mick Fanning has survived being attacked by a shark during the J-Bay Open World Surf League event in South Africa. Dramatic vision showed a shark thrashing in the water near Fanning during his final against fellow Australian Julian Wilson at Jeffreys Bay, east of Port Elizabeth.

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The Rip Curl Cup Returns!

After 11 years of awesome the Rip Curl Cup is back with a fresh format and new invitees, held at the same incredible wave, Padang Padang.

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Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge Added To WSL QS Calendar

One of the world’s most iconic surfing locations is set to join the World Surf League Qualifying Series calendar in 2015.  The Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge will run from 13-16 August.  The event will also be co-sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), helping to maximize exposure and opportunities for local surfers.

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Padma Beach Delivers The Goods For Billabong Grommet Attack Series 2

Picture perfect Padma Beach delivered the goods yesterday in the second leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 series. 2-3 foot waves rolled in under blue skies and off shore winds, creating a peaceful scene that was in direct contrast to the highly competitive grom action taking place out in the water. And indeed they did, with verve and determination, having to be boated out to the distant line-up and then left to paddle in. “That is the physical education element of this contest” laughed parent Cacho Izquierdo, “It’ll put a little meat on their bones”.

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Billabong Grommet Attack Event #2 Set for Padma Beach on June 25

After a successful opener at Sanur Reef on May 31st that attracted quite a crowd of both spectators and groms, the second event of the three event series will get underway at Padma Beach on Thursday June 25th. Originally scheduled for June 28th, the event has been called up a few days early as the swell forecasters are all predicting a massive swell to hit on Saturday the 27th, rendering Padma totally unusable for any event,let alone a grommet event on Sunday.

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Dede Suryana, Nilbie Blancada, Samuel Pupo, and Sophie Fletcher Take Wins at Quiksilver Canggu Challenge in Bali

 Wave conditions throughout the event were stellar, ranging from two-foot runners to 5-foot washthroughs with virtually perfect 3-4 footers most abundant for the 120 plus competitors from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan that signed up for the first ever ASC/ISC sanctioned Quiksilver Challenge Canggu, allowing for virtually every type of surfing maneuver possible to be performed by the contestants.

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