EVENT REPORTS

Rip Curl Cup Extends Waiting Period, Large Swell Looming

28 August 2015

Sizeable swell hitting Bali on September 1, Rip Curl Cup placed on standby and ready to roll!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. more


Volcoms Totally Crustaceous Tour 2015 Indonesian Final Rocks Kuta Beach

25 August 2015

Volcom Indonesia’s home break of Halfway on Kuta Beach was already buzzing with excitement yesterday morning just after sunrise as the 60 plus competitors from the previous two qualifying events (Geckofish Sanur and Grillfish Pecatu) eagerly anticipated who would finish on the top podium spot at the end of the day, and come home with thei... more


Rip Curls Tube Camp in The Padang Pulse

22 August 2015

New episode of the Rip Curl Cup’s update show with potential future competitors ! The Groms checking the lineup outside the Rip Curl team house at Uluwatu with 3 x World Champion Tom Curren and local legend Dedi Gunn. Pic by Mick Curley  more


Jared Hickel Wins WSL-ASC Sanctioned Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge QS1000

17 August 2015

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia (Monday, July 17, 2015) - After four days of great waves and hard fought heats the 2015 Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta has come to an end with Australia’s Jared Hickel (Cronulla, NSW/AUS) defeating Jean De Silva (Brazil) in the Final yesterda... more


Final 16 Decided on Day 3 of the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge

16 August 2015

15 August 2015:  Uluwatu-Bali:  Though the swell had dropped a bit overnight, the incoming tide pushed some very clean 3- 4 foot waves through the Peak and sliding down the Racetrack to start Day 3 of the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta more


Amazing Conditions Continue at Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge On Day Two

14 August 2015

Round 3 of the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amitil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta continued today in stellar conditions at a one of the world’s most iconic waves, Uluwatu on Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula. more


Competitors Treated To Classic Conditions at Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge

14 August 2015

ULUWATU, Bali, Indonesia (Thursday, July 13, 2015) - Day one of the Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and the Australian Embassy Jakarta kicked off today in 4 to 5 foot waves at the Race Tracks section of the famed Uluwatu on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. more


The Padang Pulse

07 August 2015

Episode 1 of the Rip Curl Cup’s update show is live!  Welcome to the Padang Pulse, the Rip Curl Cup update show. The Pulse will be coming to you twice a week over the duration of the Rip Curl Cup waiting period, and will bring you freesurf footage and interviews with Rip Curl Cup competitor... more


Rip Curl Cup blessed in spectacular fashion

04 August 2015

Hundreds of spectators flocked to Padang Padang on Saturday night for the Rip Curl Cup opening ceremony. Following a private prayer and blessing for competitors on the beach, the action moved up to the carpark for an evening of fantastic entertainment.  more


Locals run wild at Uluwatu as the quest for the Cup kicks off

01 August 2015

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.  more


Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony and Trials Scheduled for this weekend!

29 July 2015

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. more


BILLABONG GROMMET ATTACK SERIES CROWNS SERIES CHAMPIONS IN EXCITING FINALE AT KUTA BEACH

22 July 2015

BALI, INDONESIA – The third and final event of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 Series finished up on Sunday, 19 July 2015, at Halfway, Kuta Beach, in an exciting showcase of Bali’s best up-and-coming junior surfers.  more


PADMA BEACH DELIVERS THE GOODS FOR BILLABONG GROMMET ATTACK SERIES 2

27 June 2015

BALI, INDONESIA – Picture perfect Padma Beach delivered the goods yesterday in the second leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 series. 2-3 foot waves rolled in under blue skies and off shore winds, creating a peaceful scene that was in direct contrast to the highly competitive grom action taking place out in the water. more


Dede Suryana, Nilbie Blancada, Samuel Pupo, and Sophie Fletcher Take Wins at Quiksilver Canggu Challenge in Bali

22 June 2015

22 June 2015, Kuta-Bali:  Capping off a non-stop action-packed two days of competition at the Quiksilver Canggu Challenge at Bali’s favorite wave playground of Canggu yesterday, 2014 ASC Champion Dede Suryana claimed the Men’s Open victory in an exciting battle of Asia’s best surfing champions, while the Philippines Nilbi... more


Quiksilver Canggu Challenge Celebrates International Surfing Day with Pumping Waves and Non-Stop Action

21 June 2015

20 June 2015, Canggu-Bali: Canggu Beach was undoubtedly the perfect place to celebrate International Surfing Day today at the start Quiksilver Canggu Challenge, as a massive 44 of the 66 heats of the competition were run in a double bank format on Day One, to give the overfull crowd of 100 plus amping competitors their shot at surfing Bali&rsq... more


THE FIRST OF THE BILLABONG GROMMET ATTACK SERIES KICKS OFF IN SANUR, BALI

03 June 2015

BALI, INDONESIA – Due to tough, windy conditions, Sanur Reef was chosen on the eleventh hour to take the setting for the first leg of the Billabong Grommet Attack 2015 series. But as surfers, we are all well aware that Mother Nature can change her mind without notice, and unfortunately, more


JAVA LAVA! ANDRE ANWAR HEATS THINGS UP AT THE RIP CURL GROMSEARCH #3 AT KRAKAL BEACH, JAVA, INDONESIA

13 May 2015

May 10, Krakal Beach, Gunung Kidul, DI Yogyakarta, Java – With a brand new spot, a brand new format and a brand new opportunity for Java’s hottest junior surfers, Rip Curl Gromsearch #3 unleashed the most talented pool of surfers yet into 6 foot surf off Krakal Beach, Java. With most surfers weighing in well under 45 kilos, more


Philippa Anderson Wins 8th Annual Siargao International Womens Surfing Cup Presented by Volcom, Skullcandy & Silangan over Local Nilbie Blancada

08 May 2015

7 May 2015, Siargao Island, Philippines: In an exciting finale to the 8th annual Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup presented by Volcom, Skullcandy & Silangan today, Australia’s  Philippa Anderson found a way to best Cloud 9’s top women surfer Nildie Blancada in an extended 40 minute woman-on-woman final and co... more


Semifinals and Final on Tap for Tomorrow at the 8th Annual Siargao International Womens Surfing Cup Presented by Volcom, Skullcandy & Silangan

07 May 2015

7 May 2015, Siargao Island, Philippines:  The quarterfinals were completed this morning in wind affected 3-4 foot Cloud 9 at the 8th annual Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup presented by Volcom, Skullcandy and Silangan, with two of Siargao’s best women surfers and two international women surfers left to battle it out to... more


Quarterfinalists Decided Today at the 8th Annual Siargao International Womens Surfing Cup Presented by Volcom, Skullcandy & Silangan

06 May 2015

6 May 2015, Siargao Island, Philippines:  The 8 quarterfinalists were decided today in solid 4-5 foot pumping Cloud 9 on the second day of the 8th annual Siargao International Women’s Cup presented by Volcom, Skullcandy and Silangan, setting up for a big day tomorrow as they are now into the money rounds and heading for the whopping ... more