Results for Rip Curl
Despite flawless four-to-five-foot waves on offer this morning Rip Curl Cup organisers have decided the event will not be in run in 2015. In the interests of the Cup’s integrity Rip Curl would rather not see heats go ahead than have them fought out in anything other than firing six-to-eight-foot conditions, as a mark of respect to the standing of the event. In the 12-year history of the competition this is only the second time that it has not been run.
Bethany Hamilton (HAW) has been awarded the coveted wildcard into the Swatch Women’s Pro and will compete alongside the world’s best female surfers in just two weeks time.
With conditions looking promising for a Padang Padang swell to strike Bali at the end of the month the Rip Curl Cup has been put on standby, with contest directors looking at potentially running the one day competition on September 1st. Although technically coming after the waiting period concludes, Rip Curl have made the decision to extend the window by a day to ensure that if the Rip Curl Cup runs it will be up to the incredible standard we have become used to over the 12-year history of the event.
Desert Point is Indonesian surfing’s favorite getaway. These days, the crowds are absurd at the first inkling of a swell, and the relatively amicable nature of the wave sees even entry-level surfers jumping on planes and ferries to access the longest barrel in the archipelago.
Despite a recent, severe head injury, Jeremy Flores (FRA) has won the Billabong Pro Tahiti and with its Jeep rankings boost, has joined the Title race. After a contest that saw intense heats and big upsets, the race to the top has grown to include six surfers within one event win of overtaking the No. 1 position.
Mick Fanning dicusses a change in equipment after a shark attack at the 2015 J-Bay Open. He’ll be back in competition in the upcoming Billabong Pro Tahiti.
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.
Respecting elders is a core element of Indonesia’s diverse cultures around the archipelago. This can even be seen in the line-ups; let’s say Padang is breaking and one of the established boys gets a sick wave, next set that rolls through he’s bound to be given a wave over one of the younger kids. The same may be seen in the media coverage where the majority of space is taken up by surfers present and past…with very little room for the up-and-comers to be scrambling for.
Last Tuesday and Wednesday (11th and 12th Aug.) a medium size swell brought good waves to Bali. A fun practice session for the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge that started today (Aug. 13th) and for the Rip Curl Padang Cup, whose waiting period is ON.