Rip Curl Pro Portugal Starts
Supertubos awakens on Day 4 of the event’s waiting period. Image: WSL / Poullenot
SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Friday, October 23, 2015): Stop No.10 of 11 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal has been called ON this morning.
Round 1 has kicked off in building three-to-four foot surf at the iconic beach break of Supertubos.
“Waves have improved substantially since this morning, so we’re underway with round 1,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Travis Logie. “Round 2 is definitely on Standby, we’re going to monitor the conditions throughout the day, the winds should be light and variable so hopefully it holds and we can get round 2 underway too.”
Filipe Toledo of Brasil winning his Round 1 heat to advance into Round 3 of the Moche Ripcurl Pro Portugal. IMAGE: WSL / Poullenot
Gabriel Medina of Brasil winning his Round 1 heat to advance into Round 3 of the Moche Ripcurl Pro Portugal. IMAGE: WSL / Poullenot
Surfline, official forecaster for the WSL, are calling for:
Strong low pressure that moved into the North Atlantic earlier in the week sets up WNW swell for Friday that eases some on Saturday. A developing storm over the North Atlantic today and tomorrow will set up a reinforcing pulse of WNW swell Sunday and into Monday. Solid swell expected for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week but onshore winds look likely. NW/WNW swell continues for the back half of next week and into next Saturday but local winds remain dicey.
The Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast LIVE on worldsurfleague.com and via the WSL app.
Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Mason Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS), Keanu Asing (HAW), Caio Ibelli (BRA)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT)
Heat 5: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Frederico Morais (PRT)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Ricardo Christie (NZL)
Heat 10: Nat Young (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS), John John Florence (HAW), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 12: Josh Kerr (AUS), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Keanu Asing of Hawaii winning his Round 1 heat to advance into Round 3 of the Moche Ripcurl Pro Portugal. IMAGE: WSL / Poullenot