The world’s oldest surfing event since 1962, the Rip Curl Pro turned professional in 1973 and this year marks it 52nd year of creating surf history.
The Rip Curl Pro is one of the most sought after titles on surfing’s ASP World Championship Tour and holds a proud place in surfing folklore.
Bells Beach is renowned for booming swells and the natural amphitheatre, where red clay cliffs drop into the powerful Great Southern Ocean, making an atmosphere unmatched anywhere in the world.
The iconic event boasts an Honour Roll of Champions that includes surfing legends from Mark Richards to Mick Fanning and Layne Beachley to Stephanie Gilmore. Only the world’s best win the Rip Curl Pro.
“No kook has ever won at Bells,’ Hawaiian surfer Shane Dorian declared after ringing the coveted bell trophy in 1999, and no kook ever will.
The Rip Curl Pro rages on and in 2013 there will be plenty happening for fans, visitors and surfers alike. From the epic live broadcast online and on Fuel TV to the famous Bells Beach Surfing Reserve, the local pubs and legendary parties around town, there’s no excuse not to be a part of this annual gathering of the tribe!