About the Venue: The Historic Bells Beach
This year marks the 60th edition of the iconic Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, one of the sport’s longest-running events.
With both the breaks, the Bells Bowl and Winkipop, offering high-performance, long rights, Bells will be a test of power and rail-to-rail surfing.
Many World Champions have earned notable wins at Bells, including last year’s event winners, Filipe Toledo (BRA) and Tyler Wright (AUS). The list of previous event winners consists of names of some of the best in the game, including World Champions Kelly Slater (USA), Lisa Andersen (USA), Sunny Garcia (HAW), Carissa Moore (HAW), Andy Irons (HAW), Mick Fanning (AUS), Layne Beachley (AUS), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), and John John Florence (HAW).
Bells Beach is not only one of the most hallowed grounds in surfing, it is a place of cultural significance to the Wadawurrung People, traditionally known as Djarrak. To honor and respect the local community, every year, The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach begins with a traditional Welcome to Country and concludes with Wadawurrung representatives presenting the winners’ trophies.