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Rip Curl Cup Finals Set For Thursday; Semifinalists Brace For Swell Of The Decade
The world wants to see Bethany Hamilton tearing up the Surf Ranch, and the WSL knows it…The World SuraSemifinalists Josh Kerr, Jacob Willcox, Mega Semadhi and Jack Robinson give us their thoughts on the upcoming Finals Day Swell Of The Decade headed to Padang on Thursday, July 19th.f League has just announced that Bethany Hamilton has scored the wildcard into the...
“This next swell looks scary, I’ve never seen a swell that big on the charts – 4.1, 4.3 meters of swell at 20 seconds? I’m just worried about my beach house at Bingin getting washed out!” - Mega Semadhi
In addition to the crazy swell, several international semifinalists are also standing in the way of Semadhi and a record third Rip Curl Cup trophy.
“The swell is looking massive, so we have a bunch of days lined up and I definitely think we’ll finish this thing on one of them. It’s just a matter of finding the right day and the right tide and hopefully it all comes together.” - Jacob Willcox
For semifinalist Josh Kerr, 34, (AUS), it was a dream to surf Padang for the first time with only three other surfers in his opening round heats. Kerr is now hoping he can keep the dream run going and change his departing flight home from Bali in order to stick around and surf Padang for his semifinal heat in what looks to be one of the scariest Padang swells in recent memory.
"The swell coming looks like a millenial swell, so it could be crazy. We’ll have to wait and see.” - Josh Kerr