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Get the low-down on all of the event news and press releases from in and around the 2013 Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford.
Broken Bells Flipbook
There were broken dreams and one broken Bell at the 2013 Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford.
Adriano de Souza Is The Rip Curl Pro 2013 Champion
April 2, 2013 – Adriano de Souza defeats WCT rookie Nat Young in the Final of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2013 to claim his first-ever Bell trophy.
Hells Belles Flip Book
Ask anyone who witnessed the surfing performances of the ASP’s Top 17 at Bells, and they’ll tell you: it was the best collective display of women’s surfing they’ve ever seen.
Massive Upsets In Round 3 Of The Rip Curl Pro
April 1, 2013 – Top seeds Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson are eliminated in Round 3 by a pair of scrappy Brazilian surfers, as the Rip Curl Pro reaches the Quarter Finals.
Carissa Moore Rings The Bell in 2013
April 1, 2013 – Carissa Moore claims the 2013 Rip Curl Women's Pro over Tyler Wright and takes the ASP Women's WCT ratings lead.
Bells Beach Delivers For Men's Round 2
March 31, 2013 – The world's best surfers tackled large surf at Bells Beach during Round 2 and part of Round 3 of the 2013 Rip Curl Pro on Sunday.
Ladies' Day At The Rip Curl Pro 2013
March 30, 2013 – Saturday at the Rip Curl Women's Pro saw possibly the greatest display of women's surfing in ASP history.
Top Seeds Light Up Bells
March 29, 2013 – Perennial ASP world title threats Parkinson, Slater and Fanning dominated the opening round of the Rip Curl Pro on Friday.
Michael Peterson's Ashes Scattered At Bells
March 29, 2013 – Competition at Bells paused on Friday to honor the memory of the 3-time Rip Curl Pro champion on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Taylor Knox and Mick Fanning Awarded Rip Curl Pro Gold Pass
March 28, 2013 – Knox and Fanning have been awarded the prestigious Rip Curl Pro Gold Pass.
Mick Fanning's Easter Gifts To His Mates
March 28, 2013 – Rip Curl, Mick Fanning and Woolmark team up to give custom Merino wool wetsuit ponchos to all the surfers competing at the Rip Curl Pro.
Big Scores And Major Upsets In Women's Round 1
March 28, 2013 – Perfect scores and major upsets highlighted the Rip Curl Women’s Pro during Round 1 action at Bells Beach on Thursday.
International GromSearch Champions Crowned
March 28, 2013 – Tatiana Weston-Webb of Hawaii and Leonardo Fioravanti from Italy are the 2013 Rip Curl International GromSearch champions.
Stage Set For Finals Of International GromSearch
March 28, 2013 – The best junior surfers from around the globe lit up Rincon on Thursday morning to set up the boys and girls finals of the International GromSearch at Bells.
Lay Day On Day 1; Solid Swell On The Way
March 27, 2013 – A lay day was called on Wednesday for the opening day of the 2013 Rip Curl Pro waiting period, but a solid swell is forecast for later this week.
Jack Perry Wins The Wingman Trials
March 26, 2013 – After finishing runner-up in the trials several times in the past, the Jan Juc local has successfully claimed the final wildcard spot in the main event.
Top Seeds Ready For Action At Rip Curl Pro
March 26, 2013 – With plenty of swell in the forecast, Fanning, Parkinson, Fitzgibbons and Gilmore are all raring to hit the waves at Bells Beach.
Grom Surfer Gains Last-Minute Wildcard
March 25, 2013 – Fifteen-year-old Jacob Willcox from Margaret River has been allocated a last-minute replacement wildcard to compete in the Rip Curl Pro.
Final Wingman Trialists Decided At Bells
March 24, 2013 – Local standouts Schulze, Brooks, Johnson-Baxter and Perry advanced out of the Wingman Pre-Trials, held in good 4ft Bells on Sunday.
FoxKopter Will Fly At Bells
March 22, 2013 – Fox Sports' revolutionary aerial camera to make its pro surfing debut at 2013 Rip Curl Pro.
Oney Anwar announced as the Wildcard of the 2013 Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach
The young talent will come up against the best surfers in the world at Bells Beach Victoria.
Nikki Van Dijk officially announced as 2013 Rip Curl Women's Pro Wildcard
The Hon. Mr Hugh Delahunty announced Nikki Van Dijk as the Wildcard into the main event.
Mick Fanning vs. Kelly Slater
2012 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach final voted ASP Men's Heat of the Year
A Letter From Us
We love Bells Beach, Victoria. Running the Rip Curl Pro is a tradition, but to our crew, it’s also a privilege. Here we share the event initiatives that we endeavor to improve upon each year.
We Search If We Have To
Sometimes Mother Nature doesn't serve up the waves we ask her to, so the Rip Curl Pro is ever-ready to go searching for better surf if need...