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Rip Curl Cup Official Expression Session Looking to Sunday 27th July for a Green Light

The swell scientists at Surfline, Rip Curl’s official swell forecaster, have been picking the eyes out of each blast of swell that has been pumping out of the deep Indian Ocean and tracking towards Padang-Padang, and while there have been some close calls lately, they still haven’t spotted the perfect swell to give the green light to run the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest.

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Video: Tom Curren Puts Stamp on J-Bay With a Perfect 10

Would Curren’s ten have been a ten in a real, 2014 heat? Who cares? Man, that thing was a scorcher. Seeing Curren carve a hero’s path down the Supertubes point was a treat for the oldies and a lesson for the young’uns (under 30ish). What was even better was free surfing with him and Occy on lay days and getting intimately acquainted with the buckets they regularly throw.

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Mick Fanning Wins the J-Bay Open

Reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning (AUS) took a giant step towards a fourth title when he defeated compatriot Joel Parkinson in the Final of the J-Bay Open in simply sensational waves at Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay.

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Bethany Hamilton Loving life in Indonesia

She is one of the most famous names in surfing, a global celebrity with reach beyond our salty circle. Bethany Hamilton found the spotlight by accident in 2003, when the budding surf star was attacked by a shark at home in Hawaii. It was a gruesome twist of fate for the then 13-year-old that cost the Kauian her left arm, but inspired her to go on and become the incredible character the world knows today.

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Expression Session Slated for Thursday at Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang!

With a medium sized swell on the approach, Rip Curl will give the competitors a chance to warm up in an Expression Session on Thursday July 10th from 12 noon until dark if Padang-Padang cooperates as expected.

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The 2014 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Waiting Period

Last Saturday July 5th at Padang-Padang Beach, the traditional opening ceremony for the Rip Curl Cup 2014 kicked off the waiting period that will run until August 17th.  One of the many highlights of the program was the announcement of list of lucky 24 competitors who will be surfing Bali’s most iconic barrel almost all to themselves, and the posting of the heat draw.
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Video: 2014 Rip Curl Padang Cup – Opening Ceremony

Padang Padang Beach, Bali, Indonesia, watch the Official Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang. Traditional Kecak Dance, spiritual blessings and the best Tube riders in the world converge to mark the beginning of the 2014 event waiting period 5 July – 17 August 2014.

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Team Rip Curl Cleans Up Padang-Padang

As is traditional the day before the Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony each year, the Rip Curl crew and surf team spend the morning at Padang-Padang searching every nook and cranny of the beach, hillside and parking lots picking up plastic and all other forms of trash that stack up with all the tourists coming to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach, the warm water, and the amazing view.

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Video: Toledo and Medina stomp two air reverses on the same waves

Filipe Toledo and Gabriel Medina look like they’re having a sick time messing around with a GoPro at Cloudbreak on a small day. Together, they make up some of the world’s best surfers - watch as they both land an air reverse on the same wave!

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Video: Rip Curl Padang Cup Trials 2014

In absolutely pumping 6 foot plus Padang-Padang this afternoon, Rathu Suargita, Mustofa Jeksen, Koki Hendrawan and Koko Mitsua had 40  coveted minutes to battle it out for the two wildcard spots up for grabs in the prestigious Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang, which will see 12 of the world’s best and 12 of Indonesia’s best tuberiders take on Bali’s most spectacular wave in a one-day barrel extravaganza sometime during the 6 week waiting period that runs from July 5 to August 17.

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