Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Venerable surfing competition held at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia, during Easter Week; inaugurated in 1962, it became Australia's first significant pro surf contest in 1973, and remains the sport's longest-running pro contest. The Rip Curl Pro is also the only event to appear on every world pro tour season schedule since the circuit's 1976 founding. Closely linked to the nearby surf industry city of Torquay, set amid the cold, wet, dramatic Victorian coastline, "Easter at Bells" has for ...