Rip Curl Padang Padang Invitational is on expected to run tomorrow.
Heres the draw
Heat 1: Lee Wilson (IND), Bruce Irons (HAW), Agus “Blacky” Setiawan (IND), Clay Marzo (HAW)
Heat 2: Garut Widiarta (IND), Tim Bisso (FRA), Bol Adi Putra (IND), Bruno Santos (BRZ)
Heat 3: Raditya Rondi (IND), Mason Ho (HAW), Usman Trioko (IND), Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 4: Mega Semadhi (IND), Jamie O’Brien (HAW), Rizal Tandjung (IND), Jacob Willcox (AUS)
Heat 1: Raditya Rondi (IND), Bruce Irons (HAW), Agus “Blacky” Setiawan (IND), Jacob Willcox (AUS)
Heat 2: Garut Widiarta (IND), Mason Ho (HAW), Rizal Tandjung (IND), Clay Marzo (HAW)
Heat 3: Lee Wilson (IND), Jamie O’Brien (HAW), Usman Trioko (IND), Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 4: Mega Semadhi (IND), Tim Bisso (FRA), Bol Adi Putra (IND), Damien Hobgood (USA)
Eight Surfers go into the quarters with man on man heats from there.
So who are the finalist and who wins?
My pick is Jacob Wilcox getting defeated by Damien Hobgood in the final.
Clay Marzo the dark horse.
If it's 6ft plus and pumping, job
If it's not super hollow and bit more rippable, mason ho
Should be big is the swell peaking during event ?
Ooh its not big until the arvo & a bit sth too , opinions ?
Edit ; forecast looks prime . But not just for padang !
This is going to be pretty good...
How about the winner gets a leggy??
Bruce to take down Raditya in final!
JOB to just pip Marzo.
Where's Wardo ?
Yeah swell biggest in arvo when tides aren't ideal. Always the way ay, hopefully they get enough of a window to run, or finish off into Wednesday morning.
As Cam said a little south, but still be large sets.
Not sure if you're joking Blowin but Wardo went to prison for six months for beating his wife up as far as i know. The American surfers dont seem to like him much either since. = possible loss of sponsorship.
Inconsistent Padang....anyone know who's on the mic? If it's that big Kiwi git I might have to reacquaint myself with the mute button. Seems a friendly enough bloke, but just a bit too excitable.
You meanin Chongy bru ?
That's him! Chongy!
I'm sure he'd be a hoot to get on the turps with, at least until the third jam jar when he starts undressing himself, tackling unsuspecting punters, and singing Slice Of Heaven at full volume.
Nickchong1 insta - footage of him getting pitched at Desert pt will make you feel better
Live vision is disheartening...
Wardo was with Shawn Briley and Mason Ho early season staying at Padang, desert pt. missions as well. Maybe pre sentence groundswell I don't know he is the loosest surfer alive.
JOB to pip Hobgood. Will go and watch this arvo if it turns on.
Looks like swell starting to build now on cams
Just watched a little while and saw nothing. If there are sets they're inconsistent with SFA between them.
Looking at Bali Belly Ulus cam the winds look a little average, cross-shore.
Mason for the win!
Yeah looks like it hasn't arrived yet, should be there in the next couple of hours, but too late with the low tides, as mentioned earlier?
"When the tides get lower most surfers head back up the coast but the bodyboarders just get more mental"
Tom boyle? on Mike Stewart at padang - indo experience 1990
It's on.. Lee Wilson, Bruce Irons, Agus Setiawan and Clay Marzo up first..
Rip Curl Padan Cup
Dave Wassel is commentating, my friend.
JOB out so Damo or Marzo as my new pick to take it out. Slight nod to Damo cause Clay is not much of a competitor.
Damien Hobgood. Wow.
So cooking right now!!
This is sick.
Marzo and Ho are on another level.
Couple suss 10's thrown out in that last heat imo. 9's? For sure but Mason only got a 9.35 for that pipe and his wave was way better than Mega and Paulos 10's.
Wicked comp though.
I'm with you Zen - no way was Paulo's a 10. On the scale of what's been going down it wasn't even close.
Marzo going nutty with that last barrel.
Marzo is a supernatural creature.
Should be a 2 hour final, bit slow for everyone to get an opportunity
No one gets the prize Stu was offering.