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Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 Heat Draws

October 29th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Tomorrow kicks off the first day in the 12 day waiting period for the Rip Curl Pro Search in Puerto Rico. I’ll be down there for most of the contest taking pictures and trying to score interviews with the pros so keep checking the site during the next week. Below are the first round heat draws for both the men and the woman. More »


Kelly Slater wins 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal

October 14th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Well, Kelly Slater has done it again and his quest for a 10th world title might soon be over. Earlier today, Slater defeated Jordy Smith in the final heat of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Not only is this Kelly’s third win of the year but he now has a commanding lead over the 2nd ranked Jordy Smith, of over 9000 points. More »

Rip Curl Pro Portugal Final Heat

October 14th, 2010 by John Zanussi

This morning in Portugal the world number 1 Kelly Slater and the world number 2 Jordy Smith battled it out in the final heat of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal. More »


Rip Curl’s 52 Camera Video Shoot (6 Videos)

October 5th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  For 2 days, Rip Curl took over the Wave Pool at Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia for a photo and video shoot for their new line of Mirage boardshorts. Rip Curl team riders Mick Fanning, Owen Wright, Steph Gilmore, and Matt Wilkinson spent the time surfing the machine made waves while 52 Canon DSLR cameras recorded all the action. People don’t seem to talking much about the new super stretchy boardshorts, they’re talking about the images captured by the 52 cameras. More »

Tip 2 Tip – Episode 5.1

September 30th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Matt Wilkinson, Ben Dunn, Kekoa Bacalso are a part of the Rip Curl Tip 2 Tip trip and they are living it up. Surfing, fishing, drinking, and eating all day everyday! I wouldn’t mind going on one of these trips. Rip Curl hook a brotha up! More »

Contests, Features, Site News

Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico

September 28th, 2010 by John Zanussi

  SURFBANG is in Puerto Rico and will be covering the competition as it happens: taking photos, shooting video, getting interviews and just having a good time. All of it will be posted right here on the site. More »

Rip Curl Tip 2 Tip Girls Edition

September 10th, 2010 by John Zanussi

As a part of Rip Curl’s latest project, Tip 2 Tip, they’ve sent a handful of their girl surfers down to Indo for what looks like an amazing boat trip. More »

Rip Curl’s Tip 2 Tip

August 13th, 2010 by John Zanussi

Rip Curl is keeping up with the search theme with their new movie, Tip 2 Tip. More »


Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 Location Revealed

April 9th, 2010 by John Zanussi

On the live webcast between the semi finals and finals of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the commentators announced the location of this year’s Rip Curl Pro Search contest. A few months ago, when they announced that it would be somewhere in the Caribbean, we made a guess of where it might be. Take a look after the jump to see where the event will be held and if our guess was right. More »

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Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 is heading to the Caribbean

February 1st, 2010 by John Zanussi

  Two years ago was it was Bali and last year it was Portugal. The 2010 Rip Curl Pro Search will be held ‘Somewhere in the Caribbean’ and we won’t know the official location until the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in April. This announcement does put away a lot of the rumors that were flying around about this year’s location but now a whole new set of rumors starts: Where in the caribbean? The Search event’s waiting period does not start until October 30th and the Caribbean can be hit or miss that time of the year as far as swell. The Atlantic Hurricane season is coming to a close and it is still a little early for the east coast nor’easters to start pumping. I’m going to come right out and say that Puerto Rico has to be the favorite here. Giving its surfing history, ability to hold large contests and of course the excellent swells it receives, I don’t see how they would choose anywhere else. Maybe Barbados? Let’s here what you guys think in the comments…. UPDATE: The location for the Rip Curl Pro Search 2010 has been announced, click the link to find out where in the Caribbean it will be held! More »


Mick Fanning Wins the Rip Curl Pro Search 2009 in Portugal

October 29th, 2009 by John Zanussi

  Fanning wins his second Rip Curl Search (1st in 2005) against Bede Durbidge. The contest location in Portugal is known for it’s hollow long barrels called Supertubos, similar to Pipeline. Round 3 and the Quarter-finals had the best waves of the event with the large swell. The Semi-finals and Finals had a drop in swell but good enough to see the top three guys battle it out until to the end. In the Semi-finals was Joel vs Bede and Mick vs Owen (wild-card and up and coming star to the ASP Tour next year). Bede won with a 14.60 over Joel’s 13.27 and Mick automatically advanced to the Final by Owen perforating his eardrum in the Quarter-finals against Damien.  Mick won the heat and the contest with a 12.67 over Bede’s 9.87. With this win, Mick is sitting in a pretty good spot for his second world title going into the last event at Pipeline. Joel is still and the only one left in the title race with Mick but needing a 3rd or better at Pipe depending on what Mick does to win. If Mick gets a 2nd or 1st, he clinches the world title. Here are the facts… – Fanning finishes 33rd through a 9th at Pipeline, Parkinson needs a 3rd or better to overtake. – Fanning finishes 5th at Pipeline, Parkinson needs a 2nd or better to overtake. – Fanning finishes 3rd at Pipeline, Parkinson needs win the event to overtake. – Fanning finishes 2nd or better at Pipeline, he will clinch the 2009 ASP World Title. Fanning said. “I’m super pumped. I’m going to go home and relax for a couple of weeks and get ready for Pipe. Hopefully we get some big barrels like we did here and we have a real showdown.” “In a few days when all the dust settles I’ll look back and see that I have come off the ankle injury and a few bad results, so just to get a third and back into form is a huge confidence boost,” Parkinson said. “There is not a great deal of points between me and Mick coming into Pipe so it’s still anybody’s to win.” This is going to be an exciting finish to the ASP World Tour 2009 at the Billabong Pipeline Masters Dec. 8th-20th, to see who will be crown Champion. Check out some pictures from the event at Portugal. More »


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