Inaugural Maldives Open 2014 Closes with President Abdulla Yameen Attending the Awards Presentation

10 September 2014

10 September 2014, Kuta-Bali:  In a historic moment for Asian surfing, the inaugural ASC sanctioned Maldives Open 2014 surfing and bodyboarding competition’s award presentation on Sunday September 7th more

Balis Garut Widiarta Takes Maldives Open 2014 Win over Local Hussain Areef - Rina Kitazawa Claims Womens - Gavin Botha Wins Body Boarding

07 September 2014

6 September 2014, Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi Resort-Maldives:  In an exciting 35 minute finale to three days of riveting competition at the inaugural Maldives Open 2014, Bali’s Garut Widiarta defeated the Maldives number one ranked surfer Hussain Areef in lined up 3-4 foot Lhohis perfection to claim victory. more

Local Hussain (Iboo) Areef Eliminates ASC Champion Raditya Rondi and Grabs a Finals Berth as Mens Open and Womens Finalists Decided on Day Two of the Maldives Open 2014

05 September 2014

5 September 2014, Adaaran Hudhuranfushi Resort, Maldives:  In an exciting upset today at the Maldives Open 2014 at Lhohis Point, Maldives local ace Hussain “Iboo” Areef took down 3 time ASC Men’s Open Champion Raditya Rondi more

New Swell Drives Non-Stop Action on Day One of Maldives Open 2014

05 September 2014

4 September 2014, Adaaran Hudhuranfushi Resort, Maldives:  The sight of a pumping 4-5 foot swell welcomed the competitors as they arrived at Lhohis for first day of the inaugural Maldives Open 2014, and by the time the sun began to sink into the Indian Ocean a full day of surfing action was in the history books with Rounds 1 and 2 of the M... more

Maldives Open 2014: The Opening Celebration of the Inaugural Event

04 September 2014

03SEP14:  Maldives - Dawn revealed a predictably perfect day of surf, leading to an afternoon of celebration at the grand opening of the Maldives Open 2014 Crystal clear water and reeling left walls welcomed a mixed field of local and more

Rio Waida Tops List of Winners at Billabong-Surfer Girl Grommet Attack #3 at Flawless Halfway Beach

04 September 2014

It was a picture perfect Sunday at Halfways, Kuta Beach for the 3rd event of the Billabong and Surfer Girl Grommet Attack series, with bright sunshine and consistent 2-3 foot glassy waves offering up the ideal conditions for the nearly 100 strong contingent of groms ranging from 6 - 16 years old. more

Drama, Dreams and a Fairytale Ending to the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2014.

12 August 2014

Dreams do come true and they certainly did today for Bali’s Garut Widiarta in the most spectacular waves seen in the Rip Curl Cup’s 11 year history.  more

Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is ON !!!

11 August 2014

It's ON NOW! Round 2 commences this morning with another pumping Padang Padang swell !Watch it Live - www.live.ripcurl.com more

Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Turns on for High Scores and Deep Barrels in Round One Action !

06 August 2014

After spending the morning playing hide and seek, at midday Padang Padang turned on and began to detonate serious 5 foot bombs over the razor sharp reef, much to the delight of the 24 Tuberiding specialists... more

Bethany Hamilton Joins a Collection of the Worlds Best Tube Riders in anticipation of Rip Curl Cup Green Light on Monday 4th August.

01 August 2014

Padang Padang, Bali, Indonesia: The excitement is building up to a frothy boil as 24 of the world’s best tuberiders stand by ready to take on Bali’s legendary Padang Padang... more


25 July 2014

KUTA, BALI – The second leg of the four part Billabong And Surfer Girl Halfway Grommet Attack series had amassive start, with flawless two to three foot glassy waves presenting the perfect surf. Held on 21 July 2014at Halfway, more

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

24 July 2014

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 t... more

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

09 July 2014

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. more

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

08 July 2014

July 8th, 2014 -Padang - Padang, Bali – 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&rsquo... more

Rahtu Suargita and Koki Hendrawan Win Rip Curl Cup Trials and Entry into the Main Event

28 June 2014

27 June, 2014 – Kuta-Bali:  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,... more

Rip Curl 2014 Trials - Huge Swell Approaches - Expect Green Light on FRIDAY!

26 June 2014

The much anticipated swell of last week failed to meet Rip Curl standards, putting the Trials for the 2014 Rip Curl Cup on hold until this week. more


26 June 2014

KUTA, BALI – Top Indonesian and international junior surfers attacked super fun 2 - 4ft wave peaks at Halfway Beach in Kuta, Bali, during the season-opening Halfway Grommet Attack on Sunday 22 June 2014. more

Reef Doig Takes Out the Quiksilver Padma Challenge - Taina Hinckel Wins Roxy Padma Challenge

22 June 2014

22 June 2014, Kuta-Bali:  In a surprising upset yesterday in the Quiksilver Padma Challenge at Padma Beach in Bali, 16 year old Reef Doig took down Bali’s top ASC ranked pro surfers in an exciting final battle as thousands of spectators looked on, most of whom were gathered on the beach as part of the Quiksilver, Coca-Cola Amatil Ind... more

Rip Curl Cup 2014 Trials on Yellow Alert as Swell Approaches - Expect Green Light Tomorrow!

19 June 2014

19 June 2014, Kuta-Bali:  The massive purple blob swirling out of the deep Indian Ocean and heading for Bali is predicted to start unloading some long green barrels on to the Padang-Padang reef this afternoon, signaling a yellow alert for the 24 amped surfers who are on standby waiting for the start of the Rip Curl Cup 2014 Trials. more

Asias 2013 Surfing Champions Score Epic G-Land on ASC Awards Trip to G-Land Bobbys Surf Camp

21 May 2014

21 May 2014, Kuta-Bali: The ASC’s 2013 pro surfing champions were treated to an all-expense paid 3-day surf trip to the legendary G-Land (Grajagan in East Java) from the 16th to 18th of May, thanks to the generosity of G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp.  And as if a free surf trip wasn’t already enough, the wave at Speedy’s ... more