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Video: Top 5 Moments in Rip Curl Cup History

Video: Top 5 Moments in Rip Curl Cup History

This article is a lie. In its 13-year history, there have been way too many amazing moments at the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang to choose just five. And when Padang Padang awakens for this year’s Rip Curl Cup, we’ll undoubtedly see at least five more jaw-dropping turn of events that could make this list. […]

The Chosen One: Mega Semadhi

The Chosen One: Mega Semadhi

You’d be hard pressed to find a surfer out at Padang Padang with more local street cred than Mega Semadhi. He’s the local of the local surfers in the Rip Curl Cup. Mega grew around the corner at Bingin, owns the food truck in the car park, and is on it for practically every good […]

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Rip Curl Cup 2017 Waiting Period

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Rip Curl Cup 2017 Waiting Period

Invited athletes and surf fans from around the globe gathered at Padang Padang beach on Sunday for the opening ceremony of the Rip Curl Cup 2017. They came from far and wide to bless the event with good waves, a safe competition, and officially christen the start of the holding period to the one of […]

Video: Freight Train – The Search

Video: Freight Train – The Search

he found himself standing on a remote East African coastline, shivering as the sun rose and the fog lingered, camera in hand. All surfers dream of this mantra – only few have the gift of living it.

Rip Curl Announced The 16 Surfers For 2017 Padang Padang Cup

Rip Curl Announced The 16 Surfers For 2017 Padang Padang Cup

Among the world’s best surfers preparing to push the limits of tuberiding in pursuit of the prestigious title are: 3x World Champion Tom Curren (USA), North Shore charger Mason Ho (HAW) and former WCT superstar and style icon Bruce Irons (HAW). Among the surfing luminaries representing Indonesia are defending Rip Curl Cup Champion Mega Semadhi, Indonesian surfing ambassador Rizal Tandjung and two-time Indonesian Champion Lee Wilson.

Study Buddies: Garut Widiarta And Pepen Hendrik

Study Buddies: Garut Widiarta And Pepen Hendrik

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 […]

Break Down The Ins and Outs of Padang Padang

Break Down The Ins and Outs of Padang Padang

Padang Padang is the jewel in Balinese surfing’s crown but it is a rare gem, and scoring this mythical wave is easier said than done. Reigning event champion Garut Widiarta to break down what makes the wave tick, and he gave us an in-depth look at the mechanics of Padang Padang.

Countdown to 2017 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Begins

Countdown to 2017 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Begins

In just a few weeks the surfing world’s attention will turn to the Indonesian island of Bali when the Rip Curl Cup returns to the storied lefthand barrels of Padang Padang. The opening ceremony kicks off the action to surfing’s premier renegade contest on July 9.