Bali’s Garut Widiarta explains what it took to win the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang in 2014, and what it will take to defend his title in 2016 against the most lethal lineup of surfers in event history.
Last month after the Los Cabos Open of Surf, Alana Blanchard and Leila Hurst shot down to Salina Cruz, Mexico to try to catch some fun swell that was coming in. It ended up being such a fun trip
Garut Widiarta figured the best way to prepare for the toughest contest of his life would be to train with a world-class sparring partner – or two. So the reigning Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang champion, who will defend his title in August against the most lethal lineup of invited surfers in the event’s history, […]
Miguel Blanco spent one month in Indonesia and teams up with Brazilian photographer to explore bizarre new angles.
I sit slumped, fatigued from air travel, gazing aimlessly at my phone screen. I am flicking through images to pass time while I wait for my guests to arrive. A little nervous, a tad excited and quite unsure of what awaits on-board the Aileoita. My legs stick to the faux leather seat in the hotel lobby. Foreign exotic smells waft through the air, circulated by air conditioning that is tricking my body into thinking I am back home and not in a smoke engulfed tropical Sumatra, that I am not. Although we share the Indian Ocean with our Indonesian neighbours I am a far cry from my Western Australian desert shores. A day’s travel from Perth to Padang I find myself pensively waiting to board the boat to set sail on my first Mentawai surf trip as a coach and guide.
Owen Wright announced he is officially withdrawing from the remainder of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour in order to focus entirely on his rehabilitation efforts for the head injury he suffered last December in the lead up to the Pipeline Masters.
A three-time world champion, five WCT event champions and four Indonesian national champions are among the all-star lineup of surfers vying for the 2016 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang.
Three-time WSL Champion Mick Fanning has won the J-Bay Open, defeating John John Florence in an exciting Final in three-to-four foot surf at Jeffreys Bay. Today’s incredible victory comes a year after a dramatic incident during the 2015 J-Bay Open Final where Fanning was attacked on live television by what is believed to be […]
The World Surf League is excited to announce they will be teaming up with Rip Curl as part of the 2016 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang at the wave also known as the ‘Indonesian Pipeline’ on Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula.
Massive heart in mouth drops and huge pits Aritz Aranburu and Indar Unanue score big time in Nias. You can bet their visions out of these barrels won’t soon be forgotten.