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The Rip Curl Bell, on a rock overlooking Bells BeachThe Rip Curl Bell, on a rock overlooking Bells Beach

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Event Window: March 26 - April 5 2024

The longest running event in competitive surfing, The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is an iconic stop on The World Surf League Championship Tour. As the legend goes, “You’ve got to win it to ring it!” And in 2024, the best surfers in the world will once again have their chance to ring their way into history.

The Ultimate Guide To The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Directions and parking, what’s on and what to bring. This is your ultimate guide to the 2024 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.

How To Know When It’s ON

Is the Rip Curl Pro on today? We'll be doing daily updates on our event page and socials each day of the waiting period. We’ll let you know The Call so you stay informed and don't miss out when it's ON!

Official Event Page: Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
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Driving & Parking Directions

From the Rip Curl Flagship Store in Torquay, get on the Surf Coast Highway. Drive all the way down past the footy oval. Then, take the second exit, heading up the hill towards Jan Juc. You’re now on the Great Ocean Road. Stay on the Great Ocean Road, take a left down Bells Boulevard. Take it slow, there are some concealed driveways along this stretch and these roads are often thoroughfares for local wildlife too. Keep your eyes peeled for echidnas and kangaroos. Soon enough you’ll hit a T-intersection at Bones Road, turn left! By now you’ll see the official car park Bells-adjacent, a perfectly groomed 8-10ft swell (we hope!), and many others like yourself eager to watch the action… Follow the bouncing ball from here into the car park. The staff will collect a parking fee and usher you to the best available spot. You made it!


Walking In

Prefer to stretch your legs? Take the Bells Track! This scenic stroll runs from Jan Juc, where there’s ample free parking, to Bells Beach where the competition is held. It’s relatively low intensity and beautifully scenic, with local vegetation and ocean views for the majority of the trek. There are a few benches along the way for those keen to stop and take it all in or catch their breath. Spanning a little over 3kms long (or 2 miles), the Bells Track is also part of a larger network of Surf Coast Walks that connect from Point Impossible to Aireys Inlet, if you want more.

Riding The Bus

The shuttle bus is a great way to get into the event with the whole crew. There are hourly services from the Rip Curl Car Park (on the half hour). Stops and run-times to be confirmed. Make sure you’re checking the Rip Curl socials (listed below) for The Call. The daily bus service may stop running earlier if the event is called off for the day.

Accessibility

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach strives to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the thrill of watching the world’s best surfers compete on some of the world’s best waves.

To do this, we have been working to improve the accessibility of the Rip Curl Pro, including features to support physical accessibility, along with the introduction of some new sensory friendly event elements to support people on the Autism Spectrum, plus more.

Some features at the Rip Curl Pro to improve accessibility include:

– Accessible Parking.
– Accessible Toilet.
– Accessible paths of travel around the main event.
– Accessible viewing platform.
– Social Script to support attendance (Coming soon)
– Sensory Mapping to identify areas of low, medium and high stimulation (Coming soon)
– Accredited Assistance Animals welcome, with clear identification.

Tickets

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gate from the first day of the waiting period.

Ticket Prices:
Festival Pass – $35
(Concession: $10)
Day Pass – $15
(Concession: $5)
Kids 16 & Under – Free
Parking – $5

What To Bring

Wondering what to bring to Torquay? Well, predicting the weather on the Surf Coast is notoriously fickle. Five seasons in a day. If you don’t like the conditions, just wait 20 minutes… they’re bound to change! Below we’ve got our picks for embracing the elements, fending off the sun, catching a few waves, and just generally winning at the event.

Official Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Merchandise

Celebrate the 2024 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach with this epic collection featuring the latest artwork of surfing’s most iconic competition. Bring a piece of the action home with our Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach merchandise.

The Anti-Series Collection

A warm, windproof & water resistant jacket is a must when you’re on the beach. The Anti-Series collection is perfect for braving the cold, wind and rain. Get one sorted for the event, you won’t regret it! Shop Anti-Series Range

Hats, Caps, and Sunscreen

The sun is sneaky down our way. If you’ve posted up on the sand and are watching heat after heat, even if there’s a chill in the air, there’s a good chance you’ll get burnt. Protect yourself from all of the above.
Shop Womens Hats
Shop Mens Hats
Shop Sunscreen

Bags and Backpacks

Beware the front row seats! If you plonk down on the sand, keep your wits about you. The Easter full moon makes for king tides that reach gradually higher and higher up the beach. So, when the tide’s coming in, the surge may try and steal your flip-flops or significant other. A waterproof beach bag is perfect for keeping your favourite things safe, dry, and on land. Check these out: Shop Bags & Backpacks

Water/Drink Bottle

The Rip Curl Search Stainless Steel Drink Bottle is an epic insulated flask. Whether it's quenching a summer thirst with something ice cold, or warming up from the wintry dawn surf, this is an essential in every surfer's quiver. Shop Drink Bottles

The Perfect Wetsuit

This year we’re calling the best wetsuit for Bells is the Flashbomb Fusion. Featuring Rip Curl’s latest E7 neoprene with Thermo Lining throughout the entire suit, combined with zip free entry system for maximum paddling freedom and water seal. It’s the perfect balance of warmth and stretch.

What’s On

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Trials.

The Rip Curl Pro Trials will take place on Saturday March 23 at Bells Beach. The event will feature the top Victorian Male & Female surfers with a spot in the main event up for grabs.Competitor information and allocations can be found here

Welcome To Country & Indigenous Expression Session
25th March at Bells Beach. The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is opened with a Welcome to Country from Traditional Land Owner Corrina Eccles.

Jumbo LIVE Screening at the Rip Curl Torquay Store
Friday 29th March - 1st April. Relax in the sunshine and watch the world’s elite wreak havoc on our favourite right-hand points.

Day One of the Waiting Period
All the action kicks off on the 26th of March, 2024.

Rip Curl Team Signing:
Saturday 20th March, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Meet the Rip Curl Pro team at our Torquay store! Free to the public.

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