The Rip Curl Pro is the longest running professional surfing contest in the world, this year saw the 55th running of the event.
In 1973 Rip Curl put up the prize money that turned the event into Australia’s first ever pro surfing contest. Every Easter trademark swells roll into The Bells Bowl providing consistent waves for the world’s best to battle it out and deliver a show for the thousands of fans lining the beach and grandstands.
Location: Bells Beach is a world renowned surf beach located 100 km south-west of Melbourne near Torquay, a coastal locality of Victoria, Australia.
Trials: March 21-22, 2016
Main event: March 24 to April 5, 2016