Rip Curl Cup
Padang Padang, Bali
1 August - 1 September 2015
Rip Curl Cup Called Off For 2015 - Organisers to turn sights to 2016
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 September, 2015 - Despite flawless four-to-five-foot waves on offer this morning Rip Curl Cup organisers have decided the event will not be in run in 2015. In the interests of the Cup's integrity Rip Curl would rather not see heats go ahead than have them fought out in anything other than firing six-to-eight-foot conditions, as a mark of respect to the standing of the event. In the 12-year history of the competition this is only the second time that it has not been run.
"It's never an easy decision," says Rip Curl SE Asia's marketing manager James Hendy, of electing not to run. "We were really hopeful when we extended the waiting period by a day that this swell was going to deliver the goods, and we were really encouraged by what we saw last night in the expression session."
"Sadly the swell plateaued overnight, and with midday high tides ensuring we would have to go on hold for a couple of hours between rounds there just would not have been enough waves over the course of the day to run a fair competition. It's a hard call to make given some of the incredible tubes we've already seen ridden this morning, but sadly there's not much we can do, and everyone involved knows that it is in the Rip Curl Cup's best interests in the long term."
The high calibre field in this year's event is testament to the pull that the Rip Curl Cup has with the world's best freesurfers, and we look forward to continuing our commitment to the man-on-man format when we announce our strongest ever field for the 2016 edition shortly.
Thanks to all of the 2015 competitors for playing their part in another exciting Rip Curl Cup, and we look forward to seeing you all back in Bali next year.
Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is sponsors 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 Indosurflife.com