Garut Widiarta: monitoring the Padang Padang lip | Photo: Mick Curley

The best ever edition of the Rip Curl Cup Invitational saw Garut Widiarta stealing the show in firing wave conditions, at Padang Padang, Indonesia.

He is considered Bali's favourite son. Garut Widiarta is living the dream. The final of the 11th Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang got underway in solid six-to-eight foot bombs driving against powerful trade winds.

In the last heat, cousins Raditya Rondi and Widiarta had giant sets closing out the channel. But their knowledge and experience would prove that Indonesian surfing is coming out of the underground world.


2014 European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding: Munich is a surfing paradise

Lukas Brunner has prevailed in the 2014 European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding, held in Munich, Germany.

This is more than just a simple surfing contest. Imagine you're arriving in Munich, a landlocked city located in the heart of Europe, and you find surfers riding waves by the airport.

You're not dreaming; you're right in front of the European Championships in Stationary Wave Riding. In 2014, more than 140 surfers dove into the surf pool to compete in the jet stream of water.


Sage Erickson: she must be tired | Photo: Kurt Steinmetz

Sage Erickson claimed the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro 2014, in one-to-three foot waves at Oceanside Pier, California.

The surfer from Ventura overtook Tatiana Weston-Webb in the decisive heat, despite sitting in second place for the majority of the final. A big backhand snap gave Erickson her second Supergirl Pro victory.

"Winning this event is an amazing experience. Congratulations to Tatiana. She's been ripping the whole event, and I knew going into it that she was looking really sharp. Somehow I got sent that left and gave it everything I had," explained Sage Erickson.