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Locals Run Wild at Uluwatu as The Quest for the Cup Kicks Off

The 2015 edition of the Rip Curl Cup is underway, with the Rip Curl Cup Trials run and won today at Uluwatu. With the main event field reduced this year, the battle for the one position up for grabs for was as tight as it’s ever been between the 32 Indonesian competitors.

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Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony and Trials Scheduled for This Weekend!

The 12th edition of the Rip Curl Cup gets underway on August 1, and as is tradition Rip Curl will commence proceedings with a spectacular celebration to signify the opening of the competition waiting period that same day.

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A Dugong Plays in The Waves of Uluwatu

At sunrise, when the tide begins to rise, the crystal clear water still bathes the reef bordering the cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali. This is a perfect playground for this Dugong (Dongong dugon: Vulnerable marine mammal in danger of extinction).

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Video: Uluwatu & Padang-padang in 1977

This is a segment from the surf movie FREE RIDE (1977) by Bill Delaney. — with Peter McCabe Surfboards and Tony Eltherington

Good'ol Bali in mid 1970's

a segment from the surf movie FREE RIDE (1977)  by  Bill Delaney.

Posted by SURF CITY KAMOGAWA / おいなんかの鴨川 on Thursday, 29 September 2011

 

 

 

 

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Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge Added To WSL QS Calendar

One of the world’s most iconic surfing locations is set to join the World Surf League Qualifying Series calendar in 2015.  The Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge will run from 13-16 August.  The event will also be co-sanctioned by the Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), helping to maximize exposure and opportunities for local surfers.

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Video: Swell Of The Season – Padang Padang and Uluwatu

Some of the best swell hit the Bukit and caught on film, both days between Uluwatu and Padang Padang. Pros and locals taking full advantage of some epic conditions.

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Video: Drone Footage Captures The Beauty of Uluwatu

Uluwatu is on Bali‘s must-see list. Its high vantage points, places where you can eat amazing food for ridiculously cheap, and, of course, its world-class surf create an experience unlike anything else.

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Video: Mega Semadhi, The High Priest of Uluwatu

Mega Semadhi is one of the most knowledgable Balinese surfers out there and his impeccable tube riding shows it. It’s no surprise why he’s had one great result after another, including a win at the very prestigious Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational in 2013. Tommy Shultz’s latest edit provides an in-depth look into Mega by elucidating the ways in which his Hindu faith plays into his life as a professional surfer.

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Video: Bali, 1974

74′ Bali was still a buzz. Story of a two months surf trip there at 17. Kuta was just a small village. Few losmen for backpackers and surfers with the neighborhood of the local families. Cows were hanging under the coconut trees. No electricity, no running water, dogs everywhere. Mushrooms from cowpats end up in a small restaurant. Pot passed from hand to hand. No forecast just the expectation of a new moon when it was flat. We had to listen the sound of the swell during the night, with the morning surprise… Just few surf spots were discovered beside Kuta and the virgin beaches up to Legian. Kuta Reef was the main surfed left on a good swell. Aussies were already ripping on 6′ boards.Frenchies, we were still under the 8′ gunny hawaiian/cal influence.

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Killer Whales Invade Uluwatu

On Saturday 6th September Ulus was small and crowded – a lull between swells. Roxy surfer Hayanna Iguchi Murakawa was enjoying a surf with her friends when an hour and half into the session she heard people screaming: “I was sitting in the line-up when I heard people cheering and screaming. I looked to the side and saw a huge black fin rise up from the water.”

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