Finals Day of the 2018 Rip Curl Cup at Padang Padang has been called ON for today, Thursday, July 19th. One of the largest and most powerful swells in recent memory has impacted Bali’s Bukit Peninsula and the barrels at Padang Padang are some of the heaviest to hit Indonesia in years.
Contest directors have given the green light to run the semifinals and finals, and crown a 2018 Rip Curl Cup Champion by day’s end. Surfing fans around the world can watch the long-awaited finale of the best barrel-riding show of the year
After completing Rounds 1 and 2 at Padang Padang on Sunday, eight surfers remain in the running to claim the 2018 Rip Curl Cup. They will battle it out in some of the most treacherous waves ever seen at Padang Padang to see who will become the ninth surfer to hoist The Cup in the event’s storied 15-year history.
The Finals Day action begins at 7:45AM (local Bali time) Thursday with Semifinal 1. Following are the Semifinal matchups:
Semifinal 1 Jacob Willcox (AUS) Bruno Santos (BRA) Agus “Blacky” Setiawan (IND) Made Adi Putra (IND)
Semifinal 2 Jack Robinson (AUS) Mega Semadhi (IND) Josh Kerr (AUS) Garut Widiarta (IND)