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

Californian Pat Curren wins the 10 year anniversary Rip Curl GromSearch International final in the best conditions ever seen for a GromSearch final. Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa Indonesia.

12 May 2014

May 10, 2014 , Lakey Peak, Dompu Sumbawa ; Lakey Peak, Dompu provided the best surf ever for a Rip Curl GromSearch event to decide the boys division of the International GromSearch final. more

Hawaiian Brisa Hennessy wins 2014 Rip Curl GromSearch International final in flawless waves at world famous Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa Indonesia.

10 May 2014

May 9, 2014 , Lakey Peak, Dompu Sumbawa ;Finals day for the women’s Rip Curl International GromSearch started off with the two youngest competitors in the field, Brisa Hennessy (14 years) and Cinta Hansel (12 year) paddling out to perfect conditions for their quarter final more

Round one of the Rip Curl GromSearch International final completed and quarter finals decided at Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa Indonesia.

09 May 2014

May 8, 2014 , Lakey Peak, Dompu Sumbawa ;An increase in swell allowed round one of the Rip Curl GromSearch International final to run in pristine head high surf at Lakey Peak, Indonesia today. Both boys and girls divisions were completed with a progressive display of surfing to decide the quar... more

Surfers from France and USA make strong starts on the first day of the Rip Curl GromSearch International final, Lakey Peak, Dompu, Sumbawa Indonesia

08 May 2014

After waking up from the spectacular opening ceremony last night, Rip Curl GromSearch International final competitors were straight out to the famed Lakey Peak line-up for an official Expression Session on the first day of the event waiting period. The European and American competitors took the honors in both the boys and girls sessions with Tim Bi... more


29 April 2014

April 27th 2014, Kuta, Bali; The last stop of Rip Curl GromSearch 2014 happened in Bali over the weekend at the hotbed of Indonesian Surfing - Halfway, Kuta. Known for its great surfers and perfect beach break walls, the groms were so excited to have the chance to compete in a uncrowded l... more

Erick Damian Wins Rip Curl GromSearch #3 series in Cimaja Jawa Barat!

10 April 2014

Cimaja, West Java, 7 April 2014; Last weekend the Rip Curl GromSearch returned to the famous cobble stone point break of Cimaja beach, Pelabuhan Ratu Jawa Barat after a 4 year break.  more