The much anticipated swell of last week failed to meet Rip Curl standards, putting the Trials for the 2014 Rip Curl Cup on hold until this week. As of today the forecasted swell looks much more than promising for Friday the 27th, with a massive swell approaching and good tides, a great combination for this Trials event.
Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition and the first invitational contest to feature top international surfers alongside Indonesia’s best. Rip Curls Padang Padang Cup will be running from 5th July with a six week waiting period. It will be live at live.ripcurl.com.
2014 Rip Curl Cup Trialists warm-up session, check Bali’s best getting shacked of their heads at Bingin and Padang-Padang. The much anticipated swell of this week failed to meet Rip Curl standards for the Trials for the 2014 Rip Curl Cup. Still, the trialists got kegged, pitted & tubed the entire day.
The massive purple blob swirling out of the deep Indian Ocean and heading for Bali is predicted to start unloading some long green barrels on to the Padang-Padang reef this afternoon, signaling a yellow alert for the 24 amped surfers who are on standby waiting for the start of the Rip Curl Cup 2014 Trials.
With a massive 10-12 foot (3 meter) swell predicted to slam into the Bukit Peninsula of Bali towards the end of next week, Rip Curl has put the 24 local trialists on alert for a possible green light on either June 19 or 20th, just a few days after the start of the Trials waiting period that runs from June 14th to 30th.
The 10-year anniversary of the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest certainly didn’t disappoint. Relive all the historic barrel-riding action from the 2013 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational, held at the world-famous Balinese Pipeline.
Local boy Mega Semadhi finds redemption at Padang Padang and claims his first Rip Curl Cup in pumping barrels.
After the long wait, the swell is here and they called it: It’s on! The first round heats began at 7am this morning with Lee Wilson getting a sick 8.5 barrel here at sunny Padang-Padang.
History was made Tuesday at Padang Padang when the first live broadcast in Rip Curl Cup history went out to the world.
The 2013 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational could be ON early next week. For the second time in the event waiting period, contest directors have switched the official event status to “High Alert.”