The home team stars Garut Widiarta, Mega Semadhi, Lee Wilson, Rizal Tanjung, Made “Bol” Adi Putra and Raditya Rondi. This list will be boosted with the addition of the Rip Curl wildcard, and the winner of the Rip Curl Cup trials. With this year’s reduced field the battle for that elusive trials spot will be intensified further, with many suggesting a win in the trials is as hard to come by as a win in the main event!
The reduced numbers and straight man-on-man elimination format means that the Rip Curl Cup can be run in one day, further increasing the likelihood of firing conditions for all heats.
As always the Rip Curl Cup will be webcast live to the world via live.ripcurl.com and on your smartphone with the Rip Curl Live Events App.
The 2015 Rip Curl Cup will once again be webcast LIVE to the world, meaning you can watch the best barrel-riding show of the year from anywhere on the planet. Well, wifi dependent...
Watch all the action at live.ripcurl.com on your desktop or smartphone with the Rip Curl mobile responsive website. The webcast will include a Heat Analyzer, so if you miss the day’s action you can go to the event website and replay the highlights you want, as much as you’d like.
This year sees the introduction of our new Dawn Patrol show, a twice weekly catch- up with competitors, showcasing the best freesurf action from the archipelago, in and around the waiting period.
Be sure to check the event website for weekly video updates on all the hottest surfing, parties and happenings in Bali during the waiting period.
About the cup
The Rip Curl Cup was designed by local Balinese artists at MOD Jewellery, makers of many past World Surf League championship rings and awards. It is hand carved from teak, and inlayed with silver.
The bowl is in the shape of a flower, mounted on wood made to look like a craggy chunk of the Padang reef.
In the tradition of all great sporting prizes, the winner’s name is inscribed on the trophy. Each winner receives his own version of the trophy, but the original Cup remains at Rip Curl headquarters in Bali for all to behold.