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Dropping Dimes: Full Highlights - 2016 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang



Dropping Dimes: Full Highlights - 2016 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang


The Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang is not your grandpa’s surf contest. So it’s no coincidence that A-list talents like Bruce Irons, Jamie O’Brien and Clay Marzo, who typically shun contests like a bad Tinder match, clamor for an invitation to the Ultimate Tuberiding Contest.

This year's Rip Curl Cup was arguably the best show yet: Four perfect 10s; a 12-second Houdini barrel by Bruce Irons as Mason Ho and Clay Marzo went berserk in the channel; Mason Ho’s backside spitter to 360 air; “more 9s and 10s than a Victoria’s Secret catalog,” as event commentator Dave Wassel proclaimed; and a fairytale finish that saw local boy Mega Semadhi rise to the top of a stacked final of international superstars at his home break, to the delight of the massive crowd erupting on the beach. Yep, the 2016 Rip Curl Cup had it all.

If you missed the live webcast, here’s your chance to taste some of the magic that was on offer at Padang Padang on Tuesday. Feast your eyes on the tube party that was the 2016 Rip Curl Cup. We already can’t wait until next year’s blockbuster at Padang Padang.

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Mega Semadhi

I Want Another One!


Mega says his plan is to win the title two more times before passing his coveted event spot to another local surfer.

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Lee Wilson

Padang Surfari


Expect Lee to bag some roaring tubes at the Rip Curl Cup in 2016.

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Garut trains for Rip Curl Cup

with Medina and Wilko


Garut Widiarta figured the best way to prepare for the toughest contest of his life would be to train with a world-class sparring partner – or two.

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