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Rip Curl Cup on High Alert

Posted 08 Aug 2012

“The 2012 Rip Curl Cup Invitational at Padang Padang could be ON in the next 24 hours,” says Rip Curl. “A large Indian Ocean groundswell is currently tracking towards Bali, and contest directors are targeting a potential Thursday morning (August 9) start to the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest.”

Y’better believe the invitational will be a really good show if it turns on. Watch the video of Owen Wright at Ulu’s to get yourself excited. Check out the site, here.


    bethany hamilton got one wildcard, who gets the other? will it be owen?

    • JOKER

      Haha stealing my name again number 1

  • john baker

    i heard from a little birdy that namu puro will get the balinese wildcard. get excited, this kid will impress


    pretty lame considering there doesn’t appear to be a live stream. get to watch a butchered highlights package at the end of the day no doubt

  • d

    yeah. way to plug an event that we can’t watch. i’m super excited to watch the “live scores” roll in. boo-urns.


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Koa Smith’s endless Namibia barrel = $20k

Posted 2 days ago

Koa Smith, who’s wildly long Namibia barrel you’ll certainly remember, just won the World Of GoPro and, with it, $20,000. Yup, that’s a well-deserved cheque.

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Jeames Young, Dirty Paradise

Posted 2 days ago

Jaemes Young lives in Angourie and is one of the many good surfers who scatter the world. He can ride the tube, spin to air-rev and was even a hot young junior. He's still a solid surfer and when he's not jumping $270 Jetstar airfares to Bali, he works in his brother Zac's cafe in the main street of Yamba. If you're ever that wa... read more

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Noa Mizuno in the Mentawais

Posted 2 days ago

Certainly not bad for a 15-year-old on his first trip to the Mentawais. Shot and cut by Orion Owens.


Very large goldfish bites surfer

Posted 2 days ago

It feels as though we’re reading these stories all-too often but for our latest shark, well, we’ll call it a peck, we head to Wallabi Point on the north coast of NSW. O’Neill rider, Ryan Hunt was surfing after work yesterday at 6 pm when a shark bit his foot. In the shark’s defence, the 20-year-old said he'd stepped on ... read more

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Gudangs, Lowers.

Posted 3 days ago

Positive vibe warriors Pat and Tanner Gudauskas split a session at Lowers recently. Cue this clip prior to your next small wave session, you’ll up the tempo, wethinks.

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Jared Hickel, Bali

Posted 3 days ago

Heard of Jared Hickel? Well, he’s been burning through the Subway Summer surf series in Oz, sitting up the business class end. Here’s his pre-season, in the well-documented-and-never-boring Bali.

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Damo Hobgood, on a fine day in CA

Posted 4 days ago

Here’s Damien Hobgood (and also Nate Yeomans, David Dupont and Joel Tudor) enjoying a real good time in California. Shot and cut by Breton Carasso, to Random Rab’s The Spice.


Three adults die rescuing teenage surfers

Posted 4 days ago

Two men and a woman have died at Mawgan Porth near Newquay, UK last Sunday trying to save young surfers, the reported. Seven people, including four teenagers (two 18 year olds, a 16 year old and a 15 year old) had to be rescued from a strong rip by a helicopter winch and two lifeboats. Sadly, 52-year-old Stuart Calder, ... read more

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Cape Town just fell a few places on the bucket list

Posted 6 days ago

Three years ago, it took a big cliff alongside a surf break or a $1000-an-hour chopper to see that Angle of God. Now, all you need is a bit of sun and there seems to be a drone buzzing around filming from above. It's been a steep learning curve in what we typically don't see. We've learnt that our reefs are imperfect, shallower ... read more

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The Pipeline; visual news.

Posted 10 days ago

Surf personality/journalist Jed Smith's latest re-delivery of surf news is a digital slice called The Pipeline. Equipped with mullet, floral shirt/pastel jacket combo and a 10-dollar set, Jed breaks down the world title scenarios (that you probs already know) but with moving pictures and his particular brand of humour. We're no... read more