Victoria secures Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach surfing comp until 2028


Victoria has locked in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach until 2028, with the world renowned surfing competition a mainstay of the state’s calendar of major events for decades.

The event has seen a roll call of surfing legends winning the event including Stephanie Gilmore, Layne Beachley, Kelly Slater, and Mick Fanning and continues to attract some of the world’s best athletes.

The Rip Curl Pro joins the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo as events that help showcase the region’s tourism appeal.

“We’re proud to be locking in the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach for another four years attracting thousands of visitors to the Surf Coast region,” said Minister for Tourism, Sport, and Major Events, Steve Dimopoulos.

WSL APAC President Andrew Stark said the event was an iconic leg of the on the WSL Championship Tour.

“We sincerely thank the Victorian Government for their ongoing support, ensuring this tradition of ringing the Bell at Bells Beach endures,” Stark said.