Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 2016 (23/706)

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Bells Beach, Torquay, Victoria, Australia (Friday, March 25 2016): <br />
Round One of the Men's Rip Curl Pro hit the water at 8 am this morning and there were 6 heats run before the tide filled in and the event was called off for the day.<br />
There were light South West to North West winds through the morning with the swell in the 3'-4' range.<br />
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Bells Beach has been hosting surfing tournaments for more than 50 years now, making it the most renowned spot on the raw and rugged southern coast of Victoria, Australia. The list of  Rip Curl Pro event champions is a veritable who's who of surfing icons, including many world champions.<br />
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Surfing's greats have a way of dominating Bells. Mark Richards, Kelly Slater, and Mick Fanning all have four Bells trophies; Michael Peterson and Sunny Garcia, three; While Simon Anderson, Tom Curren, Joel Parkinson, Andy Irons, and Damien Hardman each grabbed a pair.<br />
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The story is similar on the women's side. Lisa Andersen and Stephanie Gilmore have four Bells titles; Layne Beachley and Pauline Menczer, three; while Kim Mearig and Sally Fitzgibbons each have two.<br />
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The 2016 event is about to kick off tomorrow and there was a packed warm up session at Bells this morning. <br />
Photo: joliphotos.com
Bells Beach, Torquay, Victoria, Australia (Friday, March 25 2016):
Round One of the Men's Rip Curl Pro hit the water at 8 am this morning and there were 6 heats run before the tide filled in and the event was called off for the day.
There were light South West to North West winds through the morning with the swell in the 3'-4' range.

Bells Beach has been hosting surfing tournaments for more than 50 years now, making it the most renowned spot on the raw and rugged...
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