Pa-DANG: The 2011 Rip Curl Cup

posted by / News, Photos / August 10, 2011

Photos and captions by Nate Lawrence
Reporting by Nathan Myers

Bol gives Lee a hug before they crown Lee Wilson Rip Curl's 2011 Padang Cup Champion.

Bol gives Lee a hug before they crown Lee Wilson Rip Curl's 2011 Padang Cup Champion.

Lee Wilson takes a shower. After that shower he'll take home a big wad of cash and a brand new Kawasaki Dirt Bike.

Lee Wilson takes a shower. After that shower he'll take home a big wad of cash and a brand new Kawasaki Dirt Bike.

Anthony Walsh trying not to get snagged on the fishing line.

Anthony Walsh trying not to get snagged on the fishing line.

Mustofa Jekson was inform the whole event. Here he is in his round 2 heat.

Mustofa Jekson was inform the whole event. Here he is in his round 2 heat.

And here he is a few moments later. Mustofa on the inside bowl.

And here he is a few moments later. Mustofa on the inside bowl.

Anthony Walsh flew back and fourth from Australia to Bali 3 times during the waiting period. He's glad he made it this last time.

Anthony Walsh flew back and fourth from Australia to Bali 3 times during the waiting period. He's glad he made it this last time.

Probably the best surfer throughout the day. Made "Bol" Adi Putra doing what he does best. This wave didn't even count as the judges were on hold.

Probably the best surfer throughout the day. Made "Bol" Adi Putra doing what he does best. This wave didn't even count as the judges were on hold.

An empty wave sneaks by unridden. Surfers were pinching themselves while paddling out from the channel.

An empty wave sneaks by unridden. Surfers were pinching themselves while paddling out from the channel.

Rizal only need a 3.9 to advance out of this semi final heat. This was his 1 wave of that heat and it netted him a 9.5.

Rizal only need a 3.9 to advance out of this semi final heat. This was his 1 wave of that heat and it netted him a 9.5.

Mustofa still without a sponsor. But still getting as barreled as ever.

Mustofa still without a sponsor. But still getting as barreled as ever.

Walshy was the only international surfer in the final. Throughout the day it was the Indonesians taking 1st and 2nd place in most the heats.

Walshy was the only international surfer in the final. Throughout the day it was the Indonesians taking 1st and 2nd place in most the heats.

Even when it was onshore out in the lineup, it was always offshore on the beach.

Even when it was onshore out in the lineup, it was always offshore on the beach.

This is the view the surfers had while taking the jet ski out to the channel.

This is the view the surfers had while taking the jet ski out to the channel.

Lee Wilson on the wave of the final. Picture perfect no hands barrel.

Lee Wilson on the wave of the final. Picture perfect no hands barrel.

And this is what he did when he came out.

And this is what he did when he came out.

This was the last wave ridden by Bol that almost put him on top of the podium.

This was the last wave ridden by Bol that almost put him on top of the podium.



 

THE FINAL

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  • Ben Davidson

    wo, that was awsum,

  • visit balibelly.tv

    pretty refreshing contest write-up. ASP should do them like this!