BELLS BEACH, Victoria / Australia (Monday, April 11, 2011) - FUEL TV, Australian television’s home of live surfing, returns to the famed Bells Beach this month to deliver all the action from the 2011 Rip Curl Pro presented by FORD. FUEL TV will once again deliver LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the Rip Curl Pro presented by FORD from Bells Beach Victoria this month, as the second ASP World Tour event celebrates its 50th anniversary.
After Kelly Slater continued his dominance in the opening event on the Gold Coast last month, all signs are pointing towards the Southern Ocean swell near Torquay where Slater and his rivals will battle it out for the right the ring the infamous bell. FUEL TV will mark the occasion with an all-encompassing coverage of the event, which will begin each morning with ‘The Rip Curl Pro Morning Show’ live from the event site.
The Rip Curl Morning Show will premiere on Tuesday 19 April, the opening day of the event window for the Rip Curl Pro presented by FORD, and will screen at 7.30am AEST each day on FUEL TV until the competition concludes.
The focus will then return to Bells as soon as surfing begins, taking in all the action from the opening heats right through until the winner is crowned.
Dane Sharp, Rip Curl International Media Manager, said Rip Curl was excited about producing another history-making broadcast with FUEL TV.
“Easter marks the 50-year anniversary of professional surfing at Bells Beach, but as well as celebrating the tradition and history of the event, we’ve put a stack of effort behind the broadcast with some great innovation to make this a truly comprehensive coverage of the event.”
Adam Howarth, FUEL TV Australia Channel Manager, added that surfing fans will experience an increase in quality of production this Easter.
“Our audience will see a variety of key additions to the production and we’ll have more angles at Bells than ever, including a full time water camera. We are absolutely frothing at the mouth to get this event to air. It’s going to be the best live surfing broadcast ever.”
In addition to the LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the event, FUEL TV will provide a nightly highlights package showcasing the best action from each day of competition at 6pm AEST each night.
The competition window for the 2011 Rip Curl Pro presented by FORD Bells Beach opens on Tuesday 19 April. FUEL TV’S coverage of the event is available to both FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.
2010 RIP CURL PRO BELLS BEACH 2011
Tuesday 19 April – Saturday 30 April, 2011
THE RIP CURL PRO MORNING SHOW
Every morning at 7.30am AEST LIVE from Bells: Premieres Tuesday 19 April
*With additional 90-minute highlights shows after each day of competition at 6pm AEST