16 Peserta Undangan Diperkenalkan Saat Upacara Pembukaan Rip Curl Cup Di Padang-Padang
Di bawah langit biru yang sempurna di pantai paling indah di Bukit Peninsula Bali kemarin sore, 16 undangan Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang 2022 diperkenalkan kepada ratusan penggemar surfing yang memadati pantai Padang Padang untuk menyaksikan dan merayakan awal dari masa tunggu selama sebulan kompetisi tube riding internasional yang unik dan menarik ini.
Setelah dua tahun absen karena pandemi, Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang 2022 kembali hadir dengan arena yang menarik dan juga beragam dari para undangan internasional dan juga peserta lokal. Diantara para peserta adalah mereka yang sudah pernah bersaing dan kembali lagi, namun ada juga yang akan menjadi penampilan pertama mereka. Upacara pembukaan ini menyatukan semua orang melalui pengenalan kepada publik untuk pertama kalinya, para tamu undangan menikmati hidangan makanan dan minuman, serta menyaksikan Tarian Tradisional Kecak Bali yang begitu menakjubkan saat matahari terbenam di atas Samudera Hindia.
Setting the record for the youngest ever invitee and making her first appearance is just-turned-15-years-old Erin Brooks, who is also the youngest female to compete in a Rip Curl Cup. Until this year, Koa Smith held that record, having competed in the 2007 Rip Curl Cup, the year that Erin was born.
“I was in the Mentawais with Luke Swanson and we were scoring super fun waves at Kandui when I got the call,” said Erin. “I was super stoked coz this event has so much history with so many amazing surfers, so I’m super honored to be here.”
Also a first time invitee, Californian Ian Crane shared his feelings about receiving his invitation, saying, “Being invited to the Rip Curl Cup at Padang is like the biggest honor ever…to be one of the 8 international surfers to go up against the best 8 Indonesian surfers at the best wave in Bali is such an honor.. to be here and to be part of this ceremony and the month long waiting period for the best day of waves, everything about it is so special Indonesia is one of my favorite places in the world and Bali especially, the waves, the people, to be here with all these great surfers and awesome people…I just can’t wait to paddle out…it’s a full golden ticket!
2019 Rip Curl Cup winner Benji Brand, who now has the distinction of holding the winners title for not just one but 3 years due to the event not being run during the pandemic said explained is feeling very simply, “The best thing about winning this event in 2019, is that I got to come back again this year!”
Penerima undangan spesial dalam daftar internasional adalah Rio Waida dari Indonesia, yang saat ini duduk di posisi nomor 1 kompetisi Challenger Series WSL 2022, dan tampaknya menjadi orang Indonesia pertama yang berhasil mengamankan tempat di World Championship Tour 2023.
8 Peselancar International
After an all out battle in a newly formatted Rip Curl Cup Trial last Wednesday, July 27th, 8 Indonesian surfers out of 32 earned their spots to compete in the main event.
Winning the Trials was two-time Rip Curl Cup champion Made “Bol” Adi Putra, who at 41 years of age is the event’s oldest competitor.
“Saya sangat senang bisa masuk di kompetisi utama, karena saya akan berusia 42 tahun pada bulan Agustus ini, jadi saya berharap bisa menjadi juara Rip Curl Cup sebagai hadiah ulang tahun saya,” kata Adi Putra.
A Rip Curl Cup event wouldn’t seem complete without the presence of Padang-Padang legend and also two-time Rip Curl Cup winner Mega Semadhi, who is looking forward to getting the chance to claim yet another victory. “The past two years have been tough for many people, but the waves have been good, though less crowded, but now to have the event back is so great…I want to win again..to make it number 3!” said Semadhi.
Having to compete in a Trials with much younger surfers coming up is just fine with Padang-Padang specialist Mustofa Jeksen, who said, ““I really liked the new trials format, I think it was really fair for everyone. There were a lot of new faces in the lineup, like Varun and Bronson for example, which is great as gives these young guys a chance.”
8 Peselancar Indonesia:
Dengan total 16 para undangan yang sekarang ini berada di Bali, yang tersisa adalah Ibu Pertiwi untuk memberikan ombak sempurna setinggi 6-8 kaki bagi para peserta kompetisi yang akan berlangsung selama satu hari, satu pemenang, di acara kompetisi Tube Riding, Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang.
According to Rip Curl’s James Hendy, there is a massive storm deep in the Southern Indian Ocean that could potentially see the Main Event called On later this week, as soon as the 4th-5th of August. The contest directors are monitoring the situation closely so stay tuned to ripcurl.com for the latest event status.
It’s On When It’s On!
Rip Curl Planet
As part of Rip Curl’s Planet Earth environmental program, the Rip Curl Indonesia crew together with Rip Curl International surfers Erin Brooks and Luke Swanson and internet sponsor Biznet, the Uluwatu Management Crew, and Padang-Padang Boardrider representative Wayan Plekut joined up to on Sunday morning to ensure that the Padang-Padang beach area was spotless by cleaning from the cliff and bridge area and parking lot all the way down and including the beach.
A total of 15 rice sacks of rubbish was collected, that were filled with plastic items, bottles, and other trash. 15 rice sacks don’t really sound like that much, and that’s actually a good thing as it means people are getting the message not to throw their trash everyone and to use rubbish bins. Rip Curl is absolutely committed to setting an example and spreading the message that we need to take care of our beaches, oceans, air, and our land.
Clay Marzo (HAW)
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|Mega Artana (IND)||White||12.53||3|
|Erin Brooks (CA)||Blue||11.57||4|
Clay Marzo (HAW)
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|Nic Von Rupp (POR)||Blue||7.67||3|
|Garut Widiarta (IND)||White||2.76||4|
Mega Artana (IND)
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|Mustofa Jeksen (IND)||White||3.33||4|
Benji Brand (SAF)
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Made Adi Putra (IND)
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|Mustofa Jeksen (IND)||White||13.16||1|
|Shane Dorian (HAW)||Green||9.17||3|
Clay Marzo (HAW)
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|Ian Crane (USA)||White||5.06||1|
|Tommy Sobry (IND)||Green||2.60||3|
Mega Artana (IND)
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|Agus Sumertayasa (IND)||White||2.80||4|
|Luke Swanson (HAW)||Green||14.53||2|
Mason Ho (HAW)
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Tommy Sobry (IND)
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|Shane Dorian (HAW)||White||6.33||3|
|Mega Artana (IND)||Green||7.34||2|
Ian Crane (USA)
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|Luke Swanson (HAW)||White||8.00||4|
|Raditya Rondi (IND)||Green||14.33||2|
Agus Sumertayasa (IND)
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|Made Adi Putra (IND)||White||-||4|
|Erin Brooks (CA)||Green||3.40||2|