With the forecast for the last few days of the #ripcurlpro bells beach looking epic, @caioibelli & @michaelrodrigues85 talk step up boards and the forecasted conditions.
video by @peterkingphoto
official @surfline forecast:
new shoulder- to head-high swell builds wednesday afternoon, peaking overnight and lingering into thursday morning. midsize surf holds thursday am in the shoulder- to head-high range with sets up to a couple feet overhead.
there is high confidence that a solid swell will build later thursday into friday. surf in the double overhead range (8-12’ faces) prevails friday morning, building into the 3x overhead range (12-15’+ faces) that afternoon. larger sets are likely through the back half of the afternoon as the swell approaches a peak friday night. strong surf in the double overhead range continues into saturday morning.
A legendary heritage heat between @markocchilupo and @curfuffle will take place during the #ripcurlpro bells beach with pumping surf forecasted for bells 🔥 here's @joeturpel, @mrpottz, and @peter_mel breaking down the last heat they surfed against each other at j-bay in 2014.
Proving that #earthdayiseveryday, the surf community across australia has paddled out for months to protect their beautiful coastline. get involved with your local organizations to protect your local waterways. check out our #wslpure partners at wslpure.org to find some groups near you. #fightforthebight
Men's elimination round heat 1 went on a brief safety hold. “just for safety precaution, we had to put the heat on hold and assess the situation. we are always on high alert since it’s not a typical place to expect a shark encounter but we are always on the lookout and the right call was made at the time.” after the water safety team investigated, it is believed to be a patch of seaweed. the heat was able to continue after our safety team confirmed that the area was safe. #ripcurlpro @ripcurl_aus