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Rip Curl Cup opening ceremony captures spirit of Bali

Fire dance © Rip Curl/Mick Curley




Rip Curl Cup 

Uluwatu, Bali Indonesia
1 - 31 August 2015

Ceremony includes fiery performance and traditional puppet show

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 August, 2015 - Hundreds of spectators flocked to Padang Padang for the Rip Curl Cup opening ceremony. Following a private prayer and blessing for competitors on the beach, the action moved up to the carpark for an evening of fantastic entertainment. 

Trials winner Agus Blacky Setiawan was introduced to the 500-strong crowd before MC Matt George introduced the Kecak dancers.  After their fiery performance the spotlight turned to a traditional Wayang puppet show, put on by Bali’s most famous puppeteer, Cenk Blonk. 

With the Rip Curl Cup trials run and won on Friday at Uluwatu, Saturday night capped off a fine weekend on the Bukit Peninsula. The Rip Curl Cup is back for 2015, and is already rolling out the good times in fine style. 



Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is sponsored by: Telkomsel 4g, Indihome, Hidden Valley, Bintang, Albens Cider, OctaFX, GrabCar, BIMC and Project Clean Uluwatu. Media support by: Surfing World, Coastal Watch, Bali Belly, JUICE, Bali Alternative Media, Surf Time, and 

Tim Hain

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