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 the ten-year anniversary of Padang Cup, 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 1st through Aug. 10th and the contest will be run entirely on one epic 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.
For the first time in history, the Rip Curl Cup will be webcast live to the world. Watch all the action LIVE at www.live.ripcurl.com or on your smartphone with the Rip Curl Live Events App.