Event Date: May 16 - 26
Event status: Upcoming
Bearing the fabled title of the Rip Curl Search stop on tour it’s only fitting that peaks Strickland Bay are set off the beaten track some 18 klicks west of Perth. Rottnest Island, Dutch for “Rat’s Nest” elicits mental images of a punk-rock vermin infested dystopia but on the contrary, the island is a picturesque haven for surfers, tourists, and quokkas alike. The latter are impossibly cute marsupials and hardly deserving of the slur “Rat”. They’ll undoubtedly feature on the webcast in-between hefty tubes barrelling waves native to the region. Best of all, it’s an island so whether we’re at Bullets, Stark Bay or Stricko, it’s going to be offshore somewhere!