Rip Curl Pro Portugal Delayed Due To Surf Conditions

Gabriel Medina- Photo Courtesy of ASP
Today, the Rip Curl Pro inPortugal has been delayed until further notice due to surf conditions at Supertubos. Without proper surf, not even the best surfers from around the world can give the proper competition we would like to see. Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said this:

  “Conditions are not up to standard this morning and we’ve called competition off for the day…We have plenty of swell on the way – the challenge will be finding the appropriate window with the conditions. We also have a significant storm on the way which may threaten the event site. We’ll see how the next few days unfold.”

 Rip Curl Pro Portugal is event number 8 out of 10 for the ASP Championship and this event is vital for naming the top surfer in the world. This competition is already close with the top 3 surfers ( Joel Parkinson, Kelly Slater, and Mick Fanning) only separated by 3200 points.

 Once the proper surf conditions are available, here is the line up for the remainder of the Rip Curl Pro:

Heat 3:
Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 5: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 8: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)