I thought I’d take the opportunity to write a bit about Padang Padang since it is the closest beach to Rapturecamps (aka Surfcamp Bali) and has been in the news a bit lately due to the Rip Curl Cup. Easily the biggest Padang Padang news is that Indonesian surf star and Bali local Mega Semadhi … Read More
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Rip Curl Cup
The Rip Curl Cup 2013 is currently waiting to get started at Padang Padang in Bali, Indonesia. This year marks the 10th annual competition, which features international pros along side top Indonesian surfers. Part of the ISC (Indonesian Surfing Championships), the Rip Curl Cup Invitational pits 16 of the host countries best surfers and another … Read More
Bali local wins Rip Curl Cup
Lee Wilson of Bali has won the 2011 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang. The contest saw some of the best tube surfing in the world, with three of the top four finalists being Bali natives (Made Adi Putra and Mustofa Jeksen finishing 2nd and 4th, respectively) as well as one Australian, Anthony Walsh, coming … Read More
Sunday night barbecue
Today with a late surf time the guys nursed some Kuta hangovers in the morning with a hearty camp breakfast and some chilling out around the camp. Some played guitar some soaked up the sun around the pool. When surfing time came around their were limited participants due to partying the night before. We also … Read More
Wipe outs and chimichangas!
Today with the swell dropping in size we were blessed to surf our local beach Padang Padang. The swell looked like it came in through the night with part of the Padang beach being flooded. We loaded up two cars and a handful of scooters and headed down to the beach. With the large swell … Read More
Rip Curl Cup trials in Padang Padang
Surfing is hot right now in Padang Padang and the surf competition is as hot as it can get. Last Wednesday, August 3rd, the trials for the Rip Curl Cup were held in Padang Padang, Bali. Three locals and three international surfers competed for the last three spots in the main event of the competition, … Read More
Trails and Expression Session Padang Padang
Today it was green lights flashing and full steam ahead. The contest was not held as the swell wasn’t quite big enough but there were trails and an expression session held this afternoon at Padang. The competitors fought it out for one of the three remaining spots in the main event. Three locals and three … Read More
It's on when it's on!
Yesterday as the sun rose there was excitement in the air with the predicted swell arriving and the probability of the Rip Curl Pro contest to be on! As the morning progressed the wind picked up and the swell just wasn’t enough, a new decision call time of 1pm was set and so we waited. … Read More
As the camp woke to the thunderous sound of Balinese rain the mood was that of confusion, with it being dry season the sight of grey skies and sound of heavy rain drops upon tin roofs everybody was feeling a little unsure, fortunately to cure the rainy blues Padang Padang gave us perfect 3 ft … Read More
No contest but great barrels!
Today was the day…or so we thought! Early morning Padang had trucks galore setting up for the contest but as the morning progressed and the swell didn’t, the contest sadly didn’t happen. This morning at the camp clients took it easy for the morning until a surf spot had been decided. To Jimbaran Bay! We … Read More