2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
Back for the 53rd year the world’s oldest and most prestigious surfing event returns to the Geelong region’s Surfcoast with the 2014 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach event.
Held at Bells Beach the event attracts the biggest names in both men’s and women’s surfing from around the world and will feature the top 34 men of the ASP world tour. The top 16 juniors are also part of this year’s action and there will be many names to watch that are destined to become the biggest names in surfing over the next few years.
This event always attracts a huge influx of surfing fans who watch the action from the beach’s high red cliffs usually braving strong cool Autumn winds and often some pretty ordinary conditions.
Our region is known for its world class surf beaches and none are more renowned than Bells Beach. The beach that forms part of the Point Addis Marine National Park has booming swells and incredible waves, plus the cliffs form a natural amphitheatre giving the beach a perfect location for spectators.
Interestingly this event is the only sporting event that has permission to operate on Easter Friday in Australia.
Last year Brazilian Adriano de Souza took out the trophy and Carissa Moore from Hawaii USA took out the women’s competition in what were spectacular and exciting events.
This year’s event kicks off on the 16th of April and runs through until the 27th of April.