Padang Padang Awakens For Warmup Freesurf

Padang Padang Awakens For Warmup Freesurf

A solid dose of Indian Ocean swell saw the mythical wave at Padang Padang come alive on Monday morning, and while some fun freesurf barrels were on offer, the invited surfers and contest directors agreed that conditions were neither big enough nor consistent enough to hold the 10-Year Anniversary of the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational on this swell.

The Wave at Padang Padang

The Wave at Padang Padang

Today, Padang Padang is also a sacred place for surfers. It’s often referred to as “the best wave in Bali” or “the Balinese Pipeline.”

Trials Wildcards Decided At Pumping Padang Padang

Trials Wildcards Decided At Pumping Padang Padang

Local Kuta Beach surfer Rahtu Suargita and Uluwatu local Alik Rudiarta put on a tuberiding clinic at Padang Padang on Sunday, topping a field of 16 of Bali’s best young local surfers in the trials of the 2013 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational.

Photos: Padang when it’s really ON

Photos: Padang when it’s really ON

Yes, the surroundings are spectacular, there were plenty of hot girls in attendance and everyone was there having a good time, but we’d rather show you the best waves of the day

The 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is ON!

The 2012 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is ON!

A massive southwest swell has lit up the southern coast of Bali, and the waves are pumping into Padang Padang! Heat 1 is now in the water: Jamie O’Brien (Hawaii), Asher Pacey (Australia), Putra Hermawan (Nusa Lembongan), Mega Semadhi (Bali). Stay tuned all day for photo and video highlights!