The 2014 Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach Australia marks the 53rd year for the world's oldest and most prestigious surfing event. Since 1962, it has been an annual pilgrimage for the world's best surfers and surfing fans to make their way to Bells Beach during Easter.
Bells Beach is renowned for booming swells and the natural amphitheatre, where red clay cliffs drop into the powerful Great Southern Ocean, making an atmosphere unmatched anywhere in the world.
The iconic event and Bells Trophy is one of the most sought after titles on surfing’s ASP World Championship tour and holds a proud place in surfing folklore.
The Rip Curl Pro boasts an Honour Roll of Champions that includes surfing legends from Tom Curren to Mick Fanning and Layne Beachley to Carissa Moore. Only the world’s best win the Rip Curl Pro.
“No kook has ever won at Bells,’ Hawaiian surfer Shane Dorian declared after ringing the coveted bell trophy in 1999, and no kook ever will.