In a special appearance at the end of Heat 8 today, Rip Curl WCT campaigners, Matt Wilkinson and Owen Wright paddled out and snagged a few waves to the delight of the crowd gathered on Padang Padang Beach as the bright orange sun disappeared into the Indian Ocean. “We were happy to get some great action with the Live Search Sessions today followed by round 1 of the main event,” said Rip Curl’s James Hendy, “We are all keeping our fingers crossed that the waves will continue to pump for us tomorrow so we can crown the 2014 champ in great conditions like we saw today.
The only other Balinese surfer that has logged more time at Padang Padang than Mustofa Jeksen is Made “Bol” Adi Putra, who put on the day’s most amazing performance in Heat 5, posting the highest single wave score of 9. 5 (out of a possible 10) on his first wave, an almost perfect score, and then adding to it a 7. 75 to end up with the highest heat score of the day – 17. 25 (out of a possible 20 points).
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