Rip Curl Cup Blessed in Spectacular Fashion

Rip Curl Cup Blessed in Spectacular Fashion

Hundreds of spectators flocked to Padang Padang on Saturday night for the Rip Curl Cup opening ceremony. Following a private prayer and blessing for competitors on the beach, the action moved up to the carpark for an evening of fantastic entertainment.

Video: Rip Curl Padang Cup 2015 Offical Teaser

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.

Video: Day One Highlights – Rip Curl Cup 2014

Video: Day One Highlights – Rip Curl Cup 2014

After spending the morning playing hide and seek, at midday Padang Padang turned on and began to detonate serious 5 foot bombs over the razor sharp reef, much to the delight of the 24 Tuberiding specialists who had been frothing to get out into the lineup and find some shade under the burning sun.

Video: Rip Curl Padang Cup Warm-Up Session

Video: Rip Curl Padang Cup Warm-Up Session

Owen Wright joins Rip Curl Cup Invitees for Warm-Up Session featuring Jacob Wilcox, Bethany Hamilton, Jack Robinson, Flynn Novak and Kalani Chapman.