When: March 24 to April 05, 2016 (13-day waiting period).
Where: Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia.
About the 2016 Rip Curl Pro: 55th year running; the world’s longest running surf competition.
The venue: The right point reef breaks of the Bells Beach Surfing Recreation Reserve. Rincon (high tide), Bells Bowl (low tide), and Winkipop as backup venue (if swell heights are lacking for Rincon and Bells Bowl).
Defending champion: Mick Fanning (4-time Bells Beach winner: 2001, 2012, 2014, and 2015).
Current Jeep Leaderboard #1: Matt Wilkinson.
Out due to injury: Felipe Toledo, Owen Wright, Bede Durbidge, Alejo Muniz, and Jack Freestone.
Injury replacements: Mason Ho, Stuart Kennedy, Adam Melling, Sebastian Zietz, and Dusty Payne.
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