Rip Curl Cup 2016
It's on... When it's on!
The history of the Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang runs deep like the Indian Ocean. Over the years, The Cup has created its own mythology – comprised of heroes, villains and legends – much like the mystical island of Bali itself that plays host to this unique annual gathering. What new legends will be made at Padang Padang in 2016? Starting Aug 1, we’ll find out!
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.
“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 fourth 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.
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Following is the complete surfer lineup for the 2016 Rip Curl Cup:
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 Padang Padang will be webcast live to the world at live.ripcurl.com. Fans can also visit the site to check real-time contest status and video updates from Bali.
2016 Schedule of Events
Event Waiting Period
Aug. 1 – 31
To be held at Padang on the best day of surf conditions between July 25 – 30
(Note: If the waves at Padang don’t meet Rip Curl Cup standards for the trials, the previous year’s trials winner will gain entry to the main event)
Rip Curl Planet Beach Cleanup
July 29 @ 8AM, Padang Padang Beach, Bali
July 31 @ 3 PM, Padang Padang Beach, Bali
Meet the surfers; press conference; and traditional Balinese kecak dance.
Rip Curl Cup Volcano Party
Aug 19 @ 8 PM
Rooftop extravaganza at Rip Curl Asia headquarters, Sunset Rd., Kuta, Bali.
Tom Curren Live Performance
Aug 27 @ 6PM, Uluwatu Surf Villas
Live performance by celebrated musician and three-time world surfing champion Tom Curren on the cliffs above Uluwatu.