The much anticipated swell of last week failed to meet Rip Curl standards, putting the Trials for the 2014 Rip Curl Cup on hold until this week.As of today the forecasted swell looks much more than promising for tomorrow, Friday the 27th, with a massive swell approaching and good tides, a great combination for this Trials event.
According to Surfline, the official swell forecaster for the Rip Curl Cup:
” It’s time to dust off that step-up, the Indian Ocean is nothing but purple and red. – Long period swell is expected to fill in across Indonesia over the second half of the week and continue into the weekend”. Read article here
The massive swell is predicted to start unloading some perfect 8 – 10 feet barrels onto the Padang-Padang reef on Friday morning the 27th, where the 24 amped surfers will be on standby at 6:00 am waiting for the green light that signals the start of the Rip Curl Cup 2014 Trials.
Stay tuned for more info.
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Rip Curl Cup 2014 : Waiting period – 5th July – 17th August 2014
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Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2014 is sponsored by: Speedy, Simpati, Albens, Hidden Valley, Bintang and Beach Hut, BAM, BIMC. With media supports by: Australia Surfing Life, Surfline and Surf Time magazine
About The Rip Curl Cup
The Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition and the first invitational contest to feature top international surfers alongside Indonesia’s best. The field of 32 surfers is split equally between 16 of Indonesia’s all-time greatest and 16 of the world’s best barrel riders. This invitational format, along with the allure of the wave at Padang and a $10,000 prize purse, makes the Rip Curl Cup the most anticipated event of the Indonesian surf season.
For the ten-year anniversary of Padang Cup, Rip Curl has extended the event waiting period to a grand total of six weeks to ensure catching an epic swell for the “one-day, one-swell” event. This year’s window will run from July 1st through Aug. 15th and the contest will be run entirely on one epic day. When contest directors see an ideal “Padang swell” in the forecast, they will give the green light and the 32 competitors will have 24 hours to make it to Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.
For the first time in history, the Rip Curl Cup will be webcast live to the world. Watch all the action LIVE at live.ripcurl.com or on your smartphone with the Rip Curl Live Events App.