Padang Padang: barrels are in the daily menu

The 2013 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Invitational is ready to be given green light to go. The official event status is "High Alert".

The 32 invited surfers - 16 of Indonesia's best and 16 of the world's top tube riders - are all currently standing by on Bali's Bukit Peninsula, waiting for the swell.

A large Indian Ocean groundswell is currently tracking towards Bali and contest directors are targeting a potential start, to run the 10-year anniversary of the Rip Curl Cup.

This year's contest will mark the first time in history that the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang will be webcast live to the world.

Christian Fletcher, Kekoa Bacalso, Anthony Walsh, Mark Healey, Chris Ward and Laurie Towner are some of the top names seeded into the opening round of the Indonesian event.

2013 Rip Curl Cup Opening Round Heat Draw:
Christian Fletcher (USA), Dylan Longbottom (Australia), Pepen Hendrik, Lee Wilson (Bali)
Usman Trioko (Lombok), Alik Rudiarta (Bali), Luke Hynd (Australia), Kevin Bourez (Tahiti)
Mega Semadhi (Bali), Betet Merta (Bali), Kekoa Bacalso (Hawaii), *Mystery Wildcard
Wayan Gobleg (Bali), Mustofa Jeksen (Bali), Anthony Walsh (Australia), Ian Cosenza (Brazil)
Made Lana (Bali), Dede Suryana (Java), Mark Healey (Hawaii), Ry Craike (Australia)
Rizal Tandjung (Bali), Bol Adi Putra (Bali), Chris Ward (USA), Jack Robinson (Australia)
Raditya Rondi (Bali), Rahtu Suargita (Bali), Laurie Towner (Australia), Tom Carroll (Australia)
Garut Widiarta (Bali), Marlon Gerber (Bali), Jacob Willcox (Australia), Sean Peggs (NZ)

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