The Rip Curl Padang Cup – Expression Session last Friday While the anticipated swell delivered on Friday, conditions were too inconsistent to run the Padang Cup, so the event organizers utilized the opportunity for an expression session for invitees. The boys clearly enamored with the chance to surf uncrowded Padang, gave us a glimpse of what’s in store for the contest
Garut Widiarta is facing his biggest test of the year: the Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang. Show up unprepared against the world’s best barrel hunters at the Balinese Pipeline and you’re guaranteed to fail. But Garut is no C-student. He’s the 2014 Rip Curl Cup Champion, with a near perfect attendance record at Padang […]
Yesterday we posted an gallery with Bingin photos telling that it was the best call for this mid range swells. Yesterday the boys gave us a call and we headed back again.
World #1, Matt Wilkinson and World #3, Gabriel Medina along with Indonesian god, Garut Widiarta dusted off the spirit of #TheSearch and boarded a boat with no plan beyond getting tubed, laying some rail, playing some pong, and unwinding at night with a few beers and plenty of laughs in the 12th episode of #TheSearch – Tempat Boyum Ini.
Rip Curl Southeast Asia is excited to announce the re-signing of Indonesian surfing superstar Garut Widiarta to a new three-year contract. The new deal means that the stylish 28-year-old will remain at the vanguard of Rip Curl’s elite Asia surf team through 2019.
Bali’s Garut Widiarta explains what it took to win the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang in 2014, and what it will take to defend his title in 2016 against the most lethal lineup of surfers in event history.
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, […]
At this point Dillon Perillo and Luke Hynd had already had their share of mysto reefs and hidden corners. Balinese hot rat Garut Widiarta, also on board, was barrel hardened at home in the Indo season, but Mick Fanning was busy being “Mick Fanning 3 X world champion, and man-of-the-moment-soon-to-be-shark puncher” – the role model all parents want their kids to grow up to be. Yet, the undisputed leader of world professional surfing was waiting in the wings for the right opportunity to whip off the comp vest and Search.
Hailing from the heart of Kuta Beach, and a proud member of the most famous family in Balinese surfing, Garut Widiarta’s victory in the 2014 Rip Curl Cup could not have been a more popular one. We return to the scene of the greatest day of Garut’s life to have a chat with the young charger who’s competed in every edition of Indonesia’s most prestigious surfing competition.
Nothing but good times at Carparks and Keramas with Taj Burrow, Ethan Ewing, Kalani Ball, Sheldon Simkus, Shaun Harrington, Nick Vasicek, Jay Davies, Garut Widiarta, Oney Anwar and more enjoying the Komune Bali Pro.