Hi Crew and as usual a big thanks for tuning into your baliwaves.com for the latest surf and weather info from your No.1 surfing holiday destination of Bali. And while your waiting for the run down on todays conditions (surfs up !) here’s the latest Press release from the ISC thanks to Tim Hain.
29 July, 2008 – Somewhere, Indonesia: Rip Curl’s Global Marketing
Manager Neil Ridgeway opened things up by welcoming everyone and
thanking them for their support, assuring one and all that it would be
another epic Search event.
Rip Curl Indonesia’s General Manager Jeff Anderson followed up and
thanked first and foremost the ASP for bringing back a WCT event to
Indonesia. Next, Indonesia’s Minister of Sports gave a short speech
about how the sport of surfing is helping put Indonesia on the
The attendees were then treated to a Kecak dance, and those on the
front row including Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Rip Curl Global CEO
Francois Payot, Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, and Pancho Sullivan had to
bend backwards during part of it in order to stay out of the fire!
After the dance, the Minister of Sport banged the gong and the event
was officially ON! Then a short press conference followed with Mick
Fanning, Kelly Slater, Pancho Sullivan, and last but not least
Indonesia’s wildcard entry, the winner of the Rip Curl Cup last
Friday, Komang “Gogo” Sujaya!
It was announced that all the boys should be ready to go for a 6:30 am
standby call and hopefully a 7:00 am start. The swell forecast is for
double overhead plus waves on Wednesday, so should be great day of c
ompetition to kick things off.
RIP CURL PRO SEARCH ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Jay Thompson (AUS), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 2: Bobby Martinez (USA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Pancho Sullivan (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 5: Andy Irons (HAW), Dane Reynolds (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Roy Powers (HAW), Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA), Tim Reyes (USA), Komang â€œGogoâ€ Suijaya (IDN)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Owen Wright (AUS)
Heat 10: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bruce Irons (HAW), I Made Garut Widiart (IDN)
Heat 11: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Chris Ward (USA), Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS), Ben Dunn (AUS), Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 13: Luke Stedman (AUS), Luke Munro (AUS), Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 14: Dean Morrison (AUS), Mick Campbell (AUS), Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 15: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 16: Dayyan Neve (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Mikael Picon (FRA)
For complete contest daily contest coverage, log on to http://live.ripcurl.com
I can’t make it down there today for the opening rounds but with a bit of luck and name dropping Scotto will get through and get us a full run down from Uluwatu. I’ll be back shortly with the news on whats going down on the Outer Reefs so stay tuned to www.baliwaves.com through out the day.
Best Regards from Bali