2018 Bells Beach Facts and Stats – Previewing the upcoming Rip Curl Pro

2018 Bells Beach Facts and Stats – Previewing the upcoming Rip Curl Pro

Add in the fact that Stephanie Gilmore has won two in a row at Bells previously, and you have 4 surfers who have asserted themselves as the dominant figures in this event. -To go along with her three victories at Bells, Stephanie Gilmore has made the final at Bells an astonishing 7 times; including twice in the past three years. -The 2017 Men’s final was the first time in the Rip Curl Pro’s storied history that an American or an Australian did not make the final. -Wildcards have a strong history of success at Bells.

And local trialist Adam Robertson made the final in 2009 only to lose to Joel Parkinson. -Four-time event champions Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater are the holders of the active record for wins at Bells. -On the men’s side, there are 5 former event champions competing in the event this year.

Typically, most of the surfers stay in Australia between the Gold Coast and Bells Beach to give themselves a chance to adjust to the area, temperature changes that occur between the two locations, and to decompress after the first intense event of the year before the next one begins. -Regular foot dominance is just as strong at Bells as it has been on the Gold Coast the past 20 years.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

2018 Bells Beach Facts and Stats   Previewing the upcoming Rip Curl Pro surf photo  2018 Bells Beach Facts and Stats   Previewing the upcoming Rip Curl Pro surf photo  2018 Bells Beach Facts and Stats   Previewing the upcoming Rip Curl Pro surf photo

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