This Sunday: Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony at Padang Padang

Bali, Indonesia – Monday, 24 June 2019: The answer to the mystery will finally be revealed on Sunday when Rip Curl officially announces the 16 surfers – eight of Indonesia’s best and eight of the world’s greatest barrel wranglers – invited to compete for the 2019 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang.

The 16 surfer invitations and opening round heat draw will be announced at the Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 30th of June at Padang Padang. Several of the world’s best tube riders will be on hand Sunday for the gathering. All are welcome to attend the traditional festivities at Padang Padang to bless the event with good waves and pray for the safety of the competing athletes.

The Rip Curl Cup Opening Ceremony marks the start of the one-month event holding period, which runs for the full month of July. The Opening Ceremony celebration will begin promptly at 3 PM, followed by a meet and greet with the surfers and contest organizers. The evening will conclude with a traditional Balinese Kecak dance performance.

Meanwhile, The Local Trials – which already completed Rounds 1 & 2 at Padang Padang earlier in June – are scheduled to conclude on Friday, 28th of June at Padang Padang to determine the final four remaining Indonesian surfers invited to the main event. A very large and powerful swell is forecast to hit Bali on Friday and should make for excellent surf conditions at Padang Padang to complete the quarters, semis and finals of the Local Trials.

The Local Trials will not be broadcast live, however, fans in Bali will want to arrive at Padang Padang beach early on Friday in order to secure a good spot to watch the action in person.

All media wishing to attend the Opening Ceremony event may RSVP to by Friday, 28th of June before 3 PM to secure their credentials.

Before the Opening Ceremony starts, GoPro as one of the sponsors will hold a workshop at Rip Curl Padang Padang store on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at 2 pm. All fans or media who want to attend this workshop, please register yourself thru the link below:

Rip Curl Planet Beach Cleanup

Join Rip Curl surfers and crew for a beach cleanup at Padang Padang Beach on Friday, June 28th at 8 AM. The cleanup is open to anyone who would like to volunteer. Cleanup teams will collect trash from the beach, the car park, and the valley behind the beach. Trash bags and plastic gloves will be provided. Wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Come have some fun while cleaning up one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches and the home of the Rip Curl Cup.

The 2019 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang will be webcast LIVE to the world at Fans can also visit the site to check the latest Padang Padang swell forecast from official event forecaster Surfline, real-time contest status, and video updates from Bali.


Event Waiting Period

July 1st – 31st

Rip Curl Planet Beach Cleanup

Friday, June 28th at 8 AM, Padang Padang Beach, Bali

Opening Ceremony

Sunday, June 30th at 3 PM, Padang Padang Beach, Bali

  1. Meet the surfers
  2. Press conference
  3. Traditional Balinese Kecak Dance

Official Rip Curl Cup Party

Friday, July 26th 2PM – Midnight.

Live performance by a special guest at Ulu Cliff House

The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang 2019 is sponsored by GOPRO, BINTANG, ALBENS CIDER,

Official Internet Provider by Biznet, Ulu Cliffhouse, Official hotel partners by Radisson Blu Uluwatu and S-Resorts Bali with Support from Persatuan Selancar Ombak Indonesia (PSOI) & Asian Surf Co. (ASC).

Media partners: SurfTime, BaliBelly and Fuel TV.

Rip Curl is proud to support Plastic Free Uluwatu, the non-profit organization working to improve the Waste Management System in Pecatu village alongside Badan Usaha Catu Swero to keep Pecatu/Uluwatu beaches and area clean and safe.

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