BALI / Indonesia
RIPCURL PADANG PADANG CUP FINALS
Hello surfers and welcome back to your baliwaves (the original Bali surf report since back in 1999) for our latest news and best possible views. From right here on the World’s No.1 tropical surfing holiday destination and gateway to Indonesia’s surfing paradise, Bali.
Ok well today was the day we have been waiting for here in Bali, when the waves were big enough and round enough to complete the 2018 RipCurl Padang Padang Cup finals. With a solid SW swell smacking into Bali we were stoked to see some very solid and very hollow 5-8 footers grinding into Padang Padang. The swell forecasts never let us down, and The Cup was running by 8.00AM.
By the time we made our way to our once secret little mid cliff shooting platform in front of the action the contest was already into the 2nd semi final and the battle was on to secure the last 2 positions for the final. The surfers were doing a fine job with some long and seemingly impossible looking tube rides that only the best could have made it out of and not become part of the lava flow bottom.
With the final riders down to 3 local Bali surfers, Agus Setiawan, Made Putra, Mega Semahdi and just one international surfer on his backside, Jack Robinson. And after a hard fought deep throated hour long tube riding session it was the young gun from Australia who couldn’t be beaten. Totaling a score of 19.90 out of a possible 20 he had all 3 locals Combo’d. Congratulations to all the surfers involved in this years Cup for putting on a jaw dropping display of gutsy tube riding. Plus a big thank you to RipCurl Indonesia and all the sponsors for making this event happen, baliwaves.com is always glad to play our small part helping to promote this even. See you next year again.