Rip Curl Pro

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Rip Curl Pro
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2019
SportSurfing
CountryAustralia
Most recent
champion(s)
Men: John John Florence
Women: Courtney Conlogue
Most titlesMen:Mick Fanning, Kelly Slater e Mark Richards 4
Women: Lisa Andersen 4
Official website[1], [2]

The Rip Curl Pro, formerly the Bells Beach Surf Classic, is a WSL (formerly ASP) World Tour surfing competition held in and around Torquay, Victoria and sponsored by surf company Rip Curl. The event is based at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia. The event winner is awarded the prestigious 'Bell' trophy.[1]

The song "Hells Bells" by AC/DC is played every morning before the first competition.[2]

History[edit]

The competition has been held annually at Easter time at Bells Beach, Victoria continuously since 1961,[3] becoming a professional competition and sponsored by Rip Curl in 1973.[4] The contest has had various sponsors over the years, including in 1984 Australian rock band, Australian Crawl.

The famous Bells trophy was designed and built by Bells Beach local Joe Sweeney. Winners of the Rip Curl Pro receive smaller replica Bells trophies to keep. Each year, Rip Curl founder Doug 'Claw' Warbrick presents the trophies to the winning athletes. [5]

The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic[6].

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Men
Year Winner Nation Score Runner-Up Nation Score Prizemoney
2019 John John Florence Hawaii Hawaii 14.30 Filipe Toledo  Brazil 13.83 $607,800
2018 Italo Ferreira  Brazil 15.66 Mick Fanning  Australia 12.83 $607,800
2017 Jordy Smith  South Africa 18.90 Caio Ibelli  Brazil 17.46 $579,000
2016 Matt Wilkinson  Australia 17.37 Jordy Smith  South Africa 14.16 $551,000
2015 Mick Fanning  Australia 15.27 Adriano De Souza  Brazil 15.27 $525,000
2014 Mick Fanning  Australia 16.83 Taj Burrow  Australia 13.26 $450,000
2013 Adriano De Souza  Brazil 16.26 Nat Young  United States 15.83 $450,000
2012 Mick Fanning  Australia 18.80 Kelly Slater  United States 18.07 $425,000
2011 Joel Parkinson  Australia 18.53 Mick Fanning  Australia 13.25 $425,000
2010 Kelly Slater  United States 17.03 Mick Fanning  Australia 12.00 $400,000
2009 Joel Parkinson  Australia 17.40 Adam Robertson  Australia 13.37 $320,000
2008 Kelly Slater  United States 15.63 Bede Durbidge  Australia 15.16 $320,000
2007 Taj Burrow  Australia 16.83 Andy Irons Hawaii Hawaii 14.73 $300,000
2006 Kelly Slater  United States 15.44 Joel Parkinson  Australia 13.83 $280,000
2005 Trent Munro  Australia 16.57 Andy Irons Hawaii Hawaii 15.07 $270,000
2004 Joel Parkinson  Australia 17.13 Taj Burrow  Australia 14.04 $250,000
2003 Andy Irons Hawaii Hawaii 17.57 Joel Parkinson  Australia 15.40 $250,000
2002 Andy Irons Hawaii Hawaii 24.45 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Hawaii 22.65 $250,000
2001 Mick Fanning  Australia 20.85 Danny Wills  Australia 19.15 $250,000
2000 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Hawaii 23.05 Flavio Padaratz  Brazil 21.00 $135,600
1999 Shane Dorian Hawaii Hawaii 24.75 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Hawaii 23.65 $120,600
1998 Mark Occhilupo  Australia 24.25 Shane Dorian Hawaii Hawaii 19.80 $120,600
1997 Matt Hoy  Australia 26.50 Damien Hardman  Australia 21.80 $120,600
1996 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Hawaii 30.80 Todd Prestage  Australia 29.15 $105,000
1995 Sunny Garcia Hawaii Hawaii 34.70 John Shimooka Hawaii Hawaii 33.00 $105,000
1994 Kelly Slater  United States 29.70 Martin Potter  Australia 28.30 $105,000
1993 Damien Hardman  Australia 22.00 Barton Lynch  Australia 20.00 $100,000
1992 Richie Collins  United States 30.00 Martin Potter  South Africa 27.00 $100,000
1991 Barton Lynch  Australia 71.80 Damien Hardman  Australia 68.80 $125,000
1990 Tom Curren California California 111.3 Dave Macaulay  Australia 100.8 $92,500
1989 Martin Potter  South Africa 123.5 Damien Hardman  Australia 113.3 $66,500
1988 Damien Hardman  Australia 126.6 Tom Carroll  Australia 114.1 $42,000
1987 Nick Wood  Australia 3 Richard Marsh  Australia 2 $35,000
1986 Tom Carroll  Australia 5 Tom Curren California California 0 $30,000
1985 Tom Curren California California 2 Richard Cram  Australia 1 $25,000
1984 Cheyne Horan  Australia 2 Tom Carroll  Australia 0 $25,000
1983 Joe Engel  Australia Wes Laine  United States
1982 Mark Richards  Australia Tom Carroll  Australia $20,000
1981 Simon Anderson  Australia 3 Cheyne Horan  Australia 2 $16,000
1980 Mark Richards  Australia Wayne Bartholomew  Australia $15,100
1979 Mark Richards  Australia Wayne Bartholomew  Australia $11,200
1978 Mark Richards  Australia Wayne Bartholomew  Australia $14,450
1977 Simon Anderson  Australia Peter Drouyn  Australia $9,500
1976 Jeff Hakman Hawaii Hawaii Ian Cairns  Australia $6,000
1975 Michael Peterson  Australia Shaun Tomson  South Africa
1974 Michael Peterson  Australia Peter Drouyn  Australia
1973 Michael Peterson  Australia Midget Farrelly  Australia
1972 Terry Fitzgerald  Australia Peter Drouyn  Australia
1971 Paul Neilsen  Australia Peter Drouyn  Australia
1970 Nat Young  Australia Ted Spencer  Australia
1969 Ted Spencer  Australia Frank Latta  Australia
1968 Ted Spencer  Australia Keith Paull  Australia
1967 Nat Young  Australia Peter Drouyn  Australia
1966 Nat Young  Australia
1965 Robert Conneely  Australia Nat Young  Australia
1964 Mick Dooley  Australia
1963 Doug Andrew  Australia
1962 Glynn Ritchie  Australia
1961 George “Ming” Smith  Australia £1 ($2)

Women[edit]

Women
Year Winner Nation Score Runner-Up Nation Score Prizemoney
2019 Courtney Conlogue  United States 15.83 Malia Manuel Hawaii Hawaii 14.84 $420,800
2018 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 14.17 Tatiana Weston-Webb Hawaii Hawaii 13.94 $298,900
2017 Courtney Conlogue  United States 17.00 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 16.33 $289,500
2016 Courtney Conlogue  United States 16.53 (9.03) Sally Fitzgibbons  Australia 16.43 (8.33) $275,500
2015 Carissa Moore Hawaii Hawaii 14.00 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 13.27 $262,500
2014 Carissa Moore Hawaii Hawaii 15.73 Tyler Wright  Australia 14.10 $250,000
2013 Carissa Moore Hawaii Hawaii 11.00 Tyler Wright  Australia 6.94 $120,000
2012 Sally Fitzgibbons  Australia 10.76 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 10.33 $110,000
2011 Sally Fitzgibbons  Australia 16.77 Carissa Moore Hawaii Hawaii 15.40 $110,000
2010 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 14.67 Sofia Mulanovich  Peru 10.00 $100,000
2009 Silvana Lima  Brazil 17.34 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 13.06 $90,000
2008 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 16.50 Sofia Mulanovich  Peru 16.17 $85,000
2007 Stephanie Gilmore  Australia 16.50 Sofia Mulanovich  Peru 11.93 $80,000
2005 Sofia Mulanovich  Peru 15.83 Serena Brooke  Australia 11.83 $65,000
2000 Megan Abubo Hawaii Hawaii 18.90 Rochelle Ballard Hawaii Hawaii 18.75 $30,000
1999 Layne Beachley  Australia 21.25 Sandie Dryden  Australia 17.40 $30,000
1998 Layne Beachley  Australia 24.50 Prue Jeffries  Australia 21.90 $30,000
1997 Lisa Andersen  United States 26.00 Pam Burridge  Australia 23.65 $35,000
1996 Pauline Menczer  Australia 22.30 Lisa Andersen  United States 22.25 $25,000
1995 Lisa Andersen  United States 27.10 Pauline Menczer  Australia 26.30 $25,000
1994 Layne Beachley  Australia 20.67 Lisa Andersen  United States 13.16 $25,000
1993 Pauline Menczer  Australia 19.7 Wendy Botha  Australia 16.3 $25,000
1992 Lisa Andersen  United States 23.2 Neridah Falconer 22.6 $20,000
1991 Pauline Menczer  Australia 90.8 Michele Donoghoe 88.3 $20,000
1990 Lisa Andersen  United States 111.5 Kim Mearig 98 $20,000
1989 Wendy Botha  Australia 120.8 Toni Sawyer 104.5 $15,000
1988 Kim Mearig 115.9 Freida Zamba 113.5 $13,500

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASP World Tour Schedule (accessed 28 April 2011)
  2. ^ Wilson, Peter (3 April 2010). "Gilmore wins Rip Curl Women's Pro". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2011.
  3. ^ Surf Coast Shire Archived December 31, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ https://www.ripcurl.com.au/company/history/rip-curl-pro.html
  5. ^ https://www.torquayhistoricalsociety.com.au/bells-beach/
  6. ^ https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingVictoria/news/20RCPpostponed
  7. ^ Source

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