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.
The 16 invited surfers to the Rip Curl Cup will gather at Bali’s most revered wave on Sunday (July 31) for the event’s opening ceremony, heat draw and blessing. Meanwhile, a large Indian Ocean groundswell is currently following them to Padang Padang and contest directors are targeting a potential Tuesday morning (Aug. 2) start to run the hallowed Rip Curl Cup.
Garut Widiarta figured the best way to prepare for the toughest contest of his life would be to train with a world-class sparring partner – or two. So the reigning Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang champion, who will defend his title in August against the most lethal lineup of invited surfers in the event’s history, […]
The second leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack Series 2016 kicked off a day early on Saturday, 16 July 2016 due to a huge swell forecasted for Sunday.
In the dying seconds of the 30 minute finale to the 4-day West Sumbawa Pro 2016 at Supersucks, the Philippine’s Philmar Alipayo snatched the victory from Bali’s Mega Semadhi, locking into the best wave of the final and earning a perfect 10 point score from the judges to get his first ASC tour win, and bring home a beautiful traditional West Sumbawa sword and Rp 20 million (approximately $1,600 USD) in prize money.
Owen Wright announced he is officially withdrawing from the remainder of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour in order to focus entirely on his rehabilitation efforts for the head injury he suffered last December in the lead up to the Pipeline Masters.
A three-time world champion, five WCT event champions and four Indonesian national champions are among the all-star lineup of surfers vying for the 2016 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang.
Clair Bevilacqua (Aus) earned a perfect 10-points in her semifinal heat in challenging 6-8 feet (2-4 meter) conditions on opening day of the West Sumbawa Pro 2016, by charging fearlessly through a heavy barrel section after setting it up with a couple of gouging turns
Three-time WSL Champion Mick Fanning has won the J-Bay Open, defeating John John Florence in an exciting Final in three-to-four foot surf at Jeffreys Bay. Today’s incredible victory comes a year after a dramatic incident during the 2015 J-Bay Open Final where Fanning was attacked on live television by what is believed to be […]
The World Surf League is excited to announce they will be teaming up with Rip Curl as part of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang at the wave also known as the ‘Indonesian Pipeline’ on Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula.