Major Events

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

The Rip Curl Pro is the longest running world championship event on the World Surfing Tour.

In its 61st year of competition, the event will open the Australian leg of the WSL Championship Tour.

The Pro takes place at world renowned Bells Beach, the home of Australian surfing and attracts the world’s best surfers to town to compete for professional surfing’s most treasured trophy – the Rip Curl Pro Bell.

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach will only run on days of suitable surf within the event waiting period. A call is made each morning by the WSL Commissioner on the day’s schedule. This is generally done at 7.30am and published on .

If you can’t make it out to Bells, drop in to a Surf Coast business displaying a Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach banner – they will be streaming the competition for customers to enjoy!

Ticket details and prices, shuttle bus and other event information at .

Watch live here.

Please note changed traffic conditions here.

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For many reasons, events may be cancelled, postponed or details changed. Please check the individual event's official website or social media channels for the latest information.


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