While most of the events on the ASP World Tour are featured at fixed world-class surf locations like Lower Trestles, Jeffreys Bay and Pipeline, the Rip Curl Pro Search introduces a different venue for the world’s greatest surfers to compete in each year. Over the past six years, the Rip Curl Pro Search has been held at Reunion Island, Mainland Mexico, Chile, Bali, Portugal, and Puerto Rico, where Kelly Slater won his unprecedented 10th ASP World Title. This year, the Rip Curl Pro Search is coming to San Francisco, where from November 1st – 11th the top surfers in the world will be surfing the frigid, churning waters of Ocean Beach.
Rip Curl held a private meeting at a local bar last week with some of Ocean Beach’s top surfers to go over the details and to make sure the community was behind it. While there wasn’t overwhelming support, the surfers didn’t voice an opposition to the idea either.