2022 Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup is BACK
Rip Curl Padang Padang Cup is an annual invitational surfing competition held at the famous Padang Padang reef break in Bali, Indonesia. It is one of Indonesia's most prestigious surf events and draws top surfers from around the world.
Key features and details of the Padang Padang Cup include:
Venue: The event takes place at the iconic Padang Padang beach, located on the southwestern coast of Bali. The break is known for its consistent, powerful, and barreling waves, making it a prime destination for experienced surfers seeking challenging conditions.
Invitational Format: The competition follows an invitational format, where a select group of elite surfers are invited to participate. These invitees usually include some of the best tube riders and barrel specialists in the world.
Waiting Period: The contest organizers set a waiting period, typically lasting several weeks, during which they closely monitor the wave conditions. The aim is to choose the best day with the optimal surf conditions to ensure an exciting and challenging competition.
Limited Window: Due to the specific wave conditions required to run the event, the Padang Padang Cup may not be held every year. The contest is reliant on the right swells and wave patterns, and as such, it operates with a limited window during which it can be run successfully.
Focus on Barrel Riding: The main focus of the competition is on barrel riding, as surfers attempt to navigate the deep, hollow tubes that form at Padang Padang. The quality and length of time a surfer spends inside the barrel significantly influence their score.
Local and International Talent: The Padang Padang Cup typically features a mix of local Indonesian surfers and international competitors. It serves as an excellent platform for local talent to showcase their skills alongside some of the biggest names in surfing.
Clay Marzo United States 18.73 10.00 + 8.73 1st place Champion –– Points
Mega Semadhi Indonesia 15.23 7.73 + 7.50 2nd place Eliminated –– Points
I Nyoman Artana Indonesia 12.53 9.00 + 3.53 3rd place Eliminated –– Points
Erin Brooks Canada 11.57 6.00 + 5.57 4th place Eliminated