Thought Keramas was good? Entertained by Uluwatu?
Well, they ain’t got nothing on surfing’s premier renegade competition.
In July we return to the island of Bali when the Rip Curl Cup kicks off at the fabled lefthand barrels of Padang Padang.
Opening Ceremony on July 1st marks the start of the month-long holding window.
Rip Curl SEA Marketing Manager James Hendy is also an invite to compete in the Rip Curl Cup! He knows it isn’t about tour points, big-name sponsorships, or followers on social media. The main goal is simple: To get a shot at ‘the Cup’ you have to perform at the highest level on the best swells of the month on one of the planet’s most hollow, perfect lefthanders.
“You have to have a proven track record in world-class tubes and waves of consequence, whether it be in boots and a 6mm wetsuit or in boardshorts at a mysto Indo reef,” Hendy said. “That means fans get to see renegade tube masters like Mason Ho, Jack Robinson, Jay Davies and Damo Hobgood face off against the underground legends that own their local slab on the best day of the year.”
Following are the 16 surfers invited to compete for the 2018 Rip Curl Cup:
Jay Davies (AUS)
Jack Freestone (AUS)
Mason Ho (HAW)
Damien Hobgood (USA)
Gearoid McDaid (IRL)
Bruno Santos (BRA)
Jack Robinson (AUS)
Jacob Willcox (AUS)
Bol Adi Putra
Agus “Blacky” Setiawan
MORE INFO HERE