Rip Curl Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Rings Bell for a fourth time at Rip Curl Pro

Stephanie Gilmore Rings Bell for a fourth time at Rip Curl Pro

by DHD Surf

With today’s win, 6 X WSL Champion Stephanie Gilmore moves into World No. 1 and joins the likes of Kelly Slater, Mark Richards and Mick Fanning as a four-time Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach event winner, a testament to her strength and style in the water.

She now puts herself in a great position to hunt down her seventh World Title in the yellow Jeep Leader Jersey.

“It was such an emotional build-up to this moment and it is incredible,” said Gilmore. “I feel like all the focus is on Mick (Fanning), and it didn’t really matter what happened with the rest of the event – it was like I could sneak in and get a little ding ding and no one would even care! It took the pressure off. “The most stressful moments of my heats were right when Mick was paddling out for his heat, and it eased the pressure seeing how calm and relaxed he was despite all the pressure on him.

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach Final Results:

1 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 14.17
2 – Tatiana Weston-Webb (HAW) 13.94

View the highlights of the event

Stephanie Gilmore, Winkipop
Stephanie Gilmore, Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Steph Pre-Heat with DH

Steph setting the benchmark with a lay back to take out Round 2

Stephanie Gilmore, Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

DNA 5’10 x 18 3/16 x 2 3/16 at 24.5L

Stephanie Gilmore Rings Bell for a fourth time at Rip Curl Pro

On the podium ringing the 2018 Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro

Back to back CT wins for Matt Wilkinson

Back to back CT wins for Matt Wilkinson

by DHD Surf

Matt Wilkinson has won the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach today, utilizing his electric backhand to best fellow Finalist Jordy Smith in solid six-to-ten foot (2 – 3 metre) waves at the iconic venue in the Australian State of Victoria.

Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Corey Wilson

Photo by @corey_wilson

The second stop on the 2016 Samsung Galaxy WSL Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is the longest-running professional surf event in the world and today proved nothing short of historic with Wilkinson’s victory being the first for a goofy-footer at Bells Beach in 17 years (last won by Mark Occhilupo in 1998).

Following a win at the opening stop of the season on the Gold Coast, the young Australian has gone back-to-back to start the year with today’s emphatic victory. Holding a stunning lead on the rest of the field, Wilkinson will spearhead the world’s best surfers at the next stop on the CT, the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, this coming week.

Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Corey Wilson

Photo by @corey_wilson

Surfing a Ducksnuts 6’3 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 – 28.5 LTRs Pin Tail

Ducksnuts Pin Tail Matt Wilkinson
Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Ed Sloane
Matt Wilkinson Ripcord PRO Bells Beach Champion 2016 - Photo Ed Sloane

Photos by @wsl (Ed Sloane)

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015

by DHD Surf

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells beach on MF Ducks Nuts Replica.
Claims Gold Leader Jersey after closest final in CT history.

Mick Fanning WINS fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2015
Photo – @WSL Kirstin

Mick’s victory drew him level with Australian great Mark Richards and 11-time world champ Kelly Slater with four Bells titles. Victory for Fanning today means that he is tied with Kelly Slater (USA) and Mark Richards (AUS) with four Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach wins each, the most in the event’s history. Fanning first won in 2001 as a wildcard and then again in 2012 and 2014. The three-time World Champion also ties with Andy Irons (HAW), who both have 20 CT event wins.

Mick Fanning has won a record-equalling fourth title at Bells Beach. Fanning on a path to his fourth World Title and he will take the gold leader jersey going into the third event WSL.

MF Ducks Nut Replica

The MF Ducks Nuts Replica available now. Our best selling Model for March 2015.

5’10  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.1
5’11  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.52
6’0  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.93
6’1  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  27.39

MF Ducks Nuts Replica

 

Closely followed by the JF DX1 which is what Stephanie Gilmore was surfing at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach event.

5’10  x  19 1/8  x  2 7/16  /  28.33
5’11  x  19 1/4  x  2 1/2  /  29.55
6’0  x  19 1/4  x  2 1/2  /  29.96
6’1  x  19 3/8  x  2 1/2  /  30.48
6’2  x  19 3/8  x  2 1/2  /  31
6’3  x  19 1/2  x  2 1/2  /  32.38

JF DX1

 

 

What is Mick Riding?
He is was riding the  MF Ducks Nuts Replica for Bells Beach.
5’11  x  18 3/4  x  2 1/4  /  26.52

“The difference of this years Quiver to last year is that we added a wider nose, decrease in Tail Rocker by an 1/8 of an inch, a smidgen taken of to lower the rail and the rest is Top Secret.”
– Darren Handley

MF Ducks Nut Replica