Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Australia
 

Rip Curl Pro 2020 Merchandise

Due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Surf League (WSL) is postponing or cancelling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of May. This includes the postponement of the 2020 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

The current and quickly evolving changes to international travel are making it extremely challenging to determine an appropriate time to recommence the event and get surfers to and from locations safely.

Rip Curl look forward to a happier time in 2020 when the event can run and we can ring a Bell at the 59th Rip Curl Pro.

The WSL and Rip Curl will continue to provide updates as they are available.


2020 ushers in the 59th year of the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, the longest running event on the WSL World Championship Tour. The famous cliffs of the Bells Bowl amphitheatre holds a very special place in surfing folklore, and the iconic Bell trophy is one of the most sought after achievements in our sport. As the legend goes, “You’ve got to win it to ring it!” And in 2020, the best surfers in the world will once again have their chance to ring their way into history.

Each year the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach waiting period includes the Easter Long Weekend, giving folks around the country the opportunity to take time off school and work, come to the small coastal town of Torquay and watch the world’s best surfers in one of the world’s best waves. The Road to Bells is a surfing pastime, and for decades competitors have taken their time driving the coast down to Victoria, paying homage to the rich surfing history en route.

Some of the wildest moments in surfing have gone down at Bells, including the retirement of 3x World Champion Mick Fanning in 2018. In the true fashion of a champ, Mick put on a show for the crowds and surfed all the way through to the Final round.

In 2020 the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will be held for the best male and female surfers in the world from April 8 – April 18, on the best days of swell and condition within this date window.

Location: Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia
Tickets: Adult - $10
Concession - $5
Festival Pass (all event) - $25
Under 16 – FREE
3228 Residents (with drivers licence) – FREE
*Please note you cannot pre-purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth on site at the event only, on the day. Entry is subject to capacity, so be early.

The Drop Festival
The Drop festival will take place alongside the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on Saturday April 11 from 1pm-10pm, held in the Torquay Common at 1 Bell St, Torquay. Acts include Boy & Bear, The Presets, Ball Park Music, Allday, NZ Deathrays, Kita Alexander (who happens to be Owen Wright’s fiancé) and Graace.

The Drop is the perfect festival to finish off a huge day watching the world’s best surfers compete at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach...

Rip Curl Pro Shuttle Bus
A free shuttle bus will run at convenient locations between Torquay, Jan Juc and Bells Beach. The shuttle will depart on the half hour every hour from the Rip Curl retail store Torquay over the Easter weekend from 9.30am to 5.30pm, Friday 19th to Monday 22nd, 2018.
Shuttle bus stops include:

  • Rip Curl Retail Store – Surf Coast Highway, Torquay
  • Peppers The Sands Resort – 2 Sands Blvd, Torquay
  • Wyndham Resort Torquay
  • Front Beach Café – The Esplanade, Torquay
  • Bells Street Art Gallery – Bell Street Torquay
  • Bird Rock Café – Jan Juc
  • Bells Beach (Event Location)

A Waste Wise Event
The Rip Curl Pro is a Waste Wise event, so we ask you to please keep the place clean this April and support us in our endeavour to reduce impact on the surrounding environment. Bells Beach is part of Point Addis Marine National Park and Surfing Reserve, so deserves all of our respect.

In 2019 the WSL, Rip Curl and Surfing Victoria hosted an entirely plastic-free event. The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach saw 73% of the total waste diverted from landfill.

Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia

Tickets: Adult - $10
Concession - $5
Festival Pass (all event) - $25
Under 16 – FREE
3228 Residents (with drivers licence) – FREE

Parking: $5 Daily over Easter Long Weekend
$2 Daily before and after Easter Long Weekend
*Please note you cannot pre-purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth on site at the event only, on the day. Entry is subject to capacity, so be early.
Proceeds from the parking fee will go to the Jan Juc Cricket Club.