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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The world’s best tube riders are ready to gather at Bali’s most iconic wave on Sunday, July 9th for the Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony. All are welcome to attend the traditional festivities at Padang Padang Beach to bless the event with good waves and to welcome the official invited surfers.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
In one of the most entertaining and unforeseen, finals of the year, Matt Wilkinson has taken the win at the Outerknown Fiji Pro over rookie Connor O’Leary.