Kai Lenny claimed victory today at the 2017 Puerto Escondido Challenge after besting a competitive field of 24 of the world’s best big wave surfers in epic 20-to-25 foot surf at Mainland Mexico’s Puerto Escondido.
Due to a lack of epic surf conditions at Padang Padang on Friday morning, the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang will not hold competition this week and will instead wait for a larger swell on the charts for next week.
AFTERNOON UPDATE from Padang Padang at 2 PM local time: The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang remains on High Alert, but has been called off for today in hopes of larger surf tomorrow. Next competition call will be made Friday, July 28 at 6:30 AM local time for a potential 7 AM start to Round […]
The 2017 Rip Curl Cup is officially on “High Alert” to be held on Thursday, July 27th at Padang Padang. With an impressive SW swell currently tracking towards Bali, event directors have changed the official event status to “Amber” and surfers are now on high alert for a Thursday, 7 AM local start time to […]
Filipe Toledo has won the Corona Open J-Bay today after besting 2017 CT Rookie Frederico Morais in the Final. Stop No. 6 of 11 on the 2017 Championship Tour was graced with flawless conditions, resulting in barrier-breaking performances by the world’s best surfers, eight perfect 10-point rides and no shortage of drama.
Wednesday’s action at the Corona Open J-Bay got off to a stunning start, as Filipe Toledo delivered the the best aerial surfing ever seen in competition during his do-over battle with Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson. The Brazilian stuck two lofty alley-oops in a row on one wave to earn a perfect 10, and the […]
Invited athletes and surf fans from around the globe gathered at Padang Padang beach on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the Rip Curl Cup 2017. They came from far and wide to bless the event with good waves, a safe competition, and officially christen the start of the holding period to the one of […]
The world’s best tube riders are ready to gather at Bali’s most iconic wave on Sunday, July 9th for the Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony. All are welcome to attend the traditional festivities at Padang Padang Beach to bless the event with good waves and to welcome the official invited surfers.
Among the world’s best surfers preparing to push the limits of tuberiding in pursuit of the prestigious title are: 3x World Champion Tom Curren (USA), North Shore charger Mason Ho (HAW) and former WCT superstar and style icon Bruce Irons (HAW). Among the surfing luminaries representing Indonesia are defending Rip Curl Cup Champion Mega Semadhi, Indonesian surfing ambassador Rizal Tandjung and two-time Indonesian Champion Lee Wilson.
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.