Now in its 13th year, the Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition and the first World Surf League invitational contest to feature top international surfers alongside Indonesia’s best.
Having joined forces with the WSL as an officially sanctioned specialty event, the 2016 Rip Curl Cup will feature the most exclusive field in event history: just 16 invited surfers; eight of Indonesia’s finest and eight of the world’s elite. The official invite list will be announced on July 18th.
The reduced number of competitors ensures this will be a “one-day, one-swell” event, increasing the likelihood of spectacular conditions and incredible performance. When official forecast partner Coastalwatch alerts contest directors of an ideal Padang swell lining up in the Indian Ocean, the green light will be given and competitors will have 24-hours to make it to Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.
The waiting period for the 2016 Rip Curl Cup spans the entire month of August, the peak of Indonesia’s prime swell season, providing the event with the highest chance of scoring the spitting green barrels the Balinese Pipeline is world famous for.
See it all LIVE at live.ripcurl.com
“The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is the highlight event of the year for us, providing an amazing opportunity to be able to showcase the best Indonesian surfers against some of the world’s most renowned and talented tube riders in pumping conditions at Padang-Padang,” Rip Curl Southeast Asia marketing manager James Hendy said. “With the live webcast into its third year, surf fans from all corners of the globe will again have the chance to witness the insane level of world class surfing that is coming out of Indonesia right now.”
With an exciting lineup of invitees including Tom Curren (USA), Mason Ho (HAW), Bruce Irons (HAW), Jamie O’Brien (HAW) and Jacob Willcox (AUS) lining up to take on last year’s winner Garut Widiarta (IND) and the rest of the Indonesian contingent, surf fans will be excited to get online and view all the action when Padang Padang turns on. The unique invitational format, a $15,000 prize purse and the superb quality of the barrels on offer at Padang, makes the Rip Curl Cup the most anticipated event of the Indonesian surf season.
1. Tom Curren (USA)
2. Pat Curren (USA)
3. Mason Ho (HAW)
4. Damien Hobgood (USA)
5. Bruce Irons (HAW)
6. Clay Marzo (HAW)
7. Jamie O'Brien (HAW)
8. Dillon Perillo (USA)
9. Jack Robinson (AUS)
10. Bruno Santos (BRA)
11. Jacob Willcox (AUS)
12. Tim Bisso (FRA)
Note: Only 8 international surfers will receive a spot in the event; entry granted on first-come, best-dressed basis.
1. Bol Adi Putra
2. Raditya Rondi
3. Mega Semadhi
4. Rizal Tandjung
5. Usman Trioko
6. Garut Widiarta
7. Lee Wilson
8. TBD (winner of local trials)
The 2016 Rip Curl Cup will once again be webcast LIVE to the world, meaning you can watch the best barrel-riding show of the year from anywhere on the planet. Well, wifi dependent...
Watch all the action at live.ripcurl.com on your desktop or smartphone with the Rip Curl mobile responsive website. The webcast will include a Heat Analyzer, so if you miss the day’s action you can go to the event website and replay the highlights you want, as much as you’d like.
This year sees the introduction of our new Dawn Patrol show, a twice weekly catch- up with competitors, showcasing the best freesurf action from the archipelago, in and around the waiting period.
Be sure to check the event website for weekly video updates on all the hottest surfing, parties and happenings in Bali during the waiting period.
About the Cup
The Rip Curl Cup was designed by local Balinese artists at MOD Jewellery, makers of many past World Surf League championship rings and awards. It is hand carved from teak, and inlayed with silver.
The bowl is in the shape of a flower, mounted on wood made to look like a craggy chunk of the Padang reef.
In the tradition of all great sporting prizes, the winner’s name is inscribed on the trophy. Each winner receives his own version of the trophy, but the original Cup remains at Rip Curl headquarters in Bali for all to behold.