THE COUNT DOWN BEGINS FOR THE RIP CURL CUP 2018

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Bali, Indonesia : The world’s best tube riders are ready to gather at Bali’s most hallowed wave for the Rip Curl Cup 2018. All are welcome to attend the traditional festivities at Padang Padang to bless the event with good waves and pray for the safety of the competing athletes.

Among the international surf stars receiving one of the coveted Rip Curl Cup invites are Mason Ho (HAW), Jack Freestone (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Gearoid McDaid (IRL), Bruno Santos (BRA) and Jack Robinson (AUS). Among the eight Indonesian surfers invited are defending champion Mega Semadhi, 2X Indonesian National Champion and 2X Rip Curl Cup Champ Lee Wilson, and 2014 champ Garut Widiarta.

Rip Curl Cup 2014 champ Garut Widiarta. Photo courtesy of Rip Curl

The Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony last July 1 marks the start of the one-month event holding period. 

Following is the complete surfer lineup for the 2018 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang:

International Surfers:
Jay Davies (AUS)
Jack Freestone (AUS)
Mason Ho (HAW)
Damien Hobgood (USA)
Gearoid McDaid (IRL)
Bruno Santos (BRA)
Jack Robinson (AUS)
Jacob Willcox (AUS)

Indonesian Surfers:
Bol Adi Putra
Mega Artana
Mustofa Jeksen
Alik Rudiarta
Mega Semadhi
Agus “Blacky” Setiawan
Garut Widiarta
Lee Wilson

Rip Curl Planet Beach Cleanup

Join Rip Curl surfers and crew for a beach cleanup at Padang Padang Beach on Friday, June 29th at 8 AM. The cleanup is open to anyone who would like to volunteer. Cleanup teams will collect trash from the beach, the car park, and the valley behind the beach. Trash bags and plastic gloves will be provided. Wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Come have some fun while cleaning up one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches and the home of the Rip Curl Cup.

The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2018 is sponsored by: GoPro, BINTANG, ALBENS CIDER, S RESORT HIDDEN VALLEY, ULUWATU CLIFF HOUSE and official internet provider BIZNET.

Media partners: FUEL TV, SurfTime and BALIBELLY.com

Official Surf Forecast Partner:  www.Surfline.com

Rip Curl is proud to support Project Clean Uluwatu, the non-profit organization working to keep Bali’s beaches clean and safe.

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