Chris Ward Wins 2012 Rip Curl Padang Cup

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Now in its ninth year, the Rip Curl Padang Cuphas to be the most exciting surf contest that of the year. If you say the an event like the US Open is more exciting than I say to you wait until you see the photos and video of the waves. The event, held at Padang Padang is Indonesia’s longest running surf contest and is invite only. 32 total surfers with half the field made up of Indo’s best surfers and the other half made up of the world’s best barrel riders.

This year Chris Ward took won the Rip Curl Padang Cup and did it in stunning fashion scoring a perfect 10 in the last minute of the final heat to jump ahead into first place. If all the excitement of winning wasn’t enough for Wardo, after receiving his winner’s check for over $6,000 he got done on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend.

“I asked her before we came here, and I got her family’s blessing,” Ward said. “I bought the ring and was thinking, how should I propose? I told myself if I won this contest I was gonna do this right here on the stage. So I guess it was meant to be.”

Results, video highlights, and photos below. More eye candy at ripcurl.com/padangcup12.

Championship Final
1st Chris Ward (USA) 17.50
2nd Mega Semadhi (Bali) 15.60
3rd Dede Suryana (Java) 9.25
4th Ry Craike (Aus) 9.20

Semi Finals
Semi 1: Chris Ward (USA) 16.70, Ry Craike (Aus) 16.00, Mustofa Jeksen (Bali) 13.50, Rizal Tanjung (Bali) 7.90
Semi 2: Mega Semadhi (Bali) 16.75, Dede Suryana (Java) 15.25, Jamie O’Brien (Haw) 11.50, Garut Widiarta (Bali) 9.75

Quarter Finals
QF1: Ry Craike (Aus) 12.40, Jamie O’Brien (Haw) 12.00, Bobby Hansen (NZ) 8.55, Bethany Hamilton (Haw) 2.25
QF 2: Mustofa Jeksen (Bali) 14.35, Mega Semadhi (Bali) 14.00, Rahtu Suargita (Bali) 4.10, Lee Wilson (Bali) 2.55
QF 3: Dede Suryana (Java) 11.85, Rizal Tanjung (Bali) 6.80, Flynn Novak (Haw) 4.15, Darmaputra Tonjo (Bali) 4.15
QF 4: Garut Widiarta (Bali) 8.50, Chris Ward (USA) 8.00, Made “Bol” Adi Putra (Bali) 2.50, Marlon Gerber (Bali) 1.00

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