2012 Rip Curl Pro Bells

Rip Curl Pro Bells is just around the corner. If you don’t have the buzz yet; read on.

The fun starts on the 3rd of April and they’re happy to whet our appetites with the official teaser video. Check:

The competition, sponsored by.. Ford Ranger (brand vs event really not sitting well for me there, thoughts?).. is the second event on the World Tour schedule and takes place at Bells Beach, Victoria.

Last years Bells finals – April 24th 2011 – saw Slater knocked out by Adriana de Souza in the Quarterfinals. But it was a Parkinson/Fanning final among overhead to 8ft waves. It was a bit of a barnstormer, actually; Joel Parkinson taking the win

Parkinson looks in great shape to make an impact again this year. With Taj Burrow leading the pack out of the first event he’s also in for a really good shot. It’d make another show-stopping final. Place your bets now!

In the meantime, check out the status of the New Zealand Rip Curl Pro. Courtesy of the dudes over at surf.co.nz.