VIDEO: Waiting for Padang, Flynn Novak gets piped
Rip Curl Cup Invitational
Indonesian Championship Tour
Padang Padang, Bali Indonesia
15 July - 25 August 2012
Flynn Novak prepares for the Rip Curl Cup Invitaional on Bali
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 24 July, 2012 : - - Flynn Novak's North Shore tube drive comes in handy for a session of heaving Bali barrels while he prepares for the Rip Curl Cup Invitational to be held at Padang Padang. Novak calls Padang Padang the cherry on top of a host of stellar breaks clustered on the Bukit Peninsula.
Now in its ninth year, the Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition and the only ISC tour event featuring top international surfers alongside Indonesia’s best. The field of 32 surfers is split equally between 16 of Indonesia’s all-time greatest and 16 of the world’s best barrel riders. This invitational format, along with the allure of the wave at Padang and a $10,000 prize purse, makes the Rip Curl Cup the most anticipated event of the Indonesian surf season.
For 2012, Rip Curl has extended the event waiting period to a grand total of six weeks to ensure catching an epic swell for the “one-day, one-swell” event. This year's window will run from July 15th through Aug. 26th and the contest will be run entirely on the chosen day. When contest directors see an ideal “Padang swell” in the forecast, they will give the green light and the 32 competitors will have 24 hours to make it to Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.
Real-time contest status and updates can be found at asia.ripcurl.com/padangcup12. The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2012 is sponsored by: Beach Hut, Uluwatu Surf Villas, Smirfnoff Ice, San Miguel Light, GUS, with media support by Magic Seaweed, ASL (Australian Surfing Life), Surf Time, MAXIM, JUICE, IndoSurfLife.com & BaliBelly.tv
Source: Rip Curl
Author: Rosanne Riemersma
Tags: Padang Padang, Bali, Rip Curl Cup, Trialists