South Africa’s Jordy Smith has just won the 2017 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the longest running competitive surfing event in the world.
The opening day of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the third stop on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), saw incredible performances as the event ran through women’s Rounds 1, 2 and 3 in three-to-five foot (1 – 2 metre) conditions at Bells Beach.
Former World Tour Competitor Glyndyn Ringrose will surf in his first World Tour event since 2000 at the Rip Curl Pro after winning the Visit Victoria Trials at Bells Beach.
Fun is the name of the game for the Tour vet at Bells. He needed to get just a tad more vertical for the judges to give him a score in the excellent range.
Matt Wilkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, utilizing his electric backhand to best fellow Finalist Jordy Smith in solid six-to-ten foot waves at the iconic venue in the Australian State of Victoria.
The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach witnessed massive waves and huge performances, as the men’s competition blazed through Rounds 2 and 3.
Hawaiians Dusty Payne and Mason Ho will be competing in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach men’s contest as the injuries to CT tour stars continue to pile up. Ho will officially be replacing Filipe Toledo , who was forced to pull out of the rest of the Australian leg due to a groin injury he suffered at Snapper Rocks during the Quiksilver Pro. Payne is filling the hole left by Australian rookie Jack Freestone, who suffered a serious leg injury shortly after the event.
The second stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, is set to commence this week with the world’s best surfers converging on the hallowed surfing ground in the Australian State of Victoria.
Master shaper Darren Handley breaks down the board used by Mick Fanning to propel him to the top of the WSL ratings.
See all the action from the final day of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach where Mick Fanning and Carissa Moore win the second stop of World Surf League championship tour.