x

Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang Called ON

by on Friday 2nd August, 2013   13778 Visits   Comments

THE Rip Curl Cup will be live next week, either Tuesday or the weekend, whispers the official call. Why is this exciting? For the first time this event will be webcast for your enjoyment.16 of the world’s best go up against 16 Indonesian specialists at the best wave on the Bukit.

Technology leads to complications when you want to achieve more than posting a Vine vid from the cliff top. The web team for this event have been hanging on tenterhooks for the past month, ready to book tickets and ship gear over to Indonesia at only a couple of days notice. That moment has arrived. The klaxon has sounded, echoed in the click-clack reply of Peli cases snapping shut, and soon all that gear will be assembled overlooking Padang Padang. Heck, no-one has watched an event live from here before, this is all new.

“Following last weekend’s short-lived blast, Tuesday sees a more typical winter swell arrive with some power and good direction to find the reef at Padang Padang. Says event forecaster, Ben Freeston. Topping out at a forecast 7.5ft@17seconds it’s not huge but will produce decent waves around some tricky high tides, all groomed by the consistent dry season offshores. Moving into the weekend we have another pulse, which at the moment looks extremly promising.”

 

2013 Rip Curl Cup opening-round heat draw:

Heat 1: Christian Fletcher (USA), Dylan Longbottom (Australia), Pepen Hendrik (Bali), Lee Wilson (Bali).
Heat 2: Usman Trioko (Lombok), Alik Rudiarta (Bali), Luke Hynd (Australia), Kevin Bourez (Tahiti).
Heat 3: Mega Semadhi (Bali), Betet Merta (Bali), Kekoa Bacalso (Hawaii), *Mystery Wildcard.
Heat 4: Wayan Gobleg (Bali), Mustofa Jeksen (Bali), Anthony Walsh (Australia), Bruno Santos (Brazil).
Heat 5: Made Lana (Bali), Dede Suryana (Java), Jamie O’Brien (Hawaii), Ry Craike (Australia).
Heat 6: Rizal Tandjung (Bali), Bol Adi Putra (Bali), Chris Ward (USA), Jack Robinson (Australia).
Heat 7: Raditya Rondi (Bali), Rahtu Suargita (Bali), Laurie Towner (Australia), Mark Occhilupo (Australia).
Heat 8: Garut Widiarta (Bali), Marlon Gerber (Bali), Jacob Willcox (Australia), Sean Peggs (NZ).

It’ll all be live HERE

Comments
Average rating of 5 from 1 votes

13778 Visits -

Feature Bottle Says, Confidence is Key at Bells
7232

Bottle Says, Confidence is Key at Bells

With two events already down the “Dream Tour” is well underway for 2014.

Video Ferg's Quiver, Episode 5 of Growing
6011

Ferg's Quiver, Episode 5 of Growing

Ferg talks about his eclectic quiver of surfboards before putting them through their paces in some of the best waves the North Atlantic has to offer

News Kepa Acero at Approaching Lines
2025

Kepa Acero at Approaching Lines

Internationally renowned filmmaker Kepa Acero comes to Cornwall to host a very special event as part of the Approaching Lines Festival.

Video Dusty Payne in Mexico, Happy Not to be on Tour
6356

Dusty Payne in Mexico, Happy Not to be on Tour

Sandy barrels beat the grind hands-down but the heartbeat of competition never stops pulsing.

Video This and Nothing Else: Peter Conroy
9187

This and Nothing Else: Peter Conroy

A Dublin fire fighter and his obsession with Ireland’s biggest and deadliest wave.

Video Return of the East Coast Kegs
18578

Return of the East Coast Kegs

Does your East Coast look like this?