SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Monday, October 14, 2013) – The Rip Curl Pro Portugal presented by Moche has been called back on this morning with the elimination Round 2 commencing at 8:30am in 2-3 foot (1 metre) waves at the primary venue of Supertubos.
Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Portugal plays a vital role in the hunt for the 2013 ASP World Title as well as the battle for elite tour requalification.
“We’ve seen a swell arrive early this morning and we’ll be recommencing competition immediately,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We have clean conditions this morning but will keep an eye on the wind, making adjustments to the call accordingly. Good luck to all our competitors today.”
Up first this morning will be current ASP WCT No. 1 Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, against Fancisco Alves (PRT), 20 in the opening heat of Round 2.
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast LIVE via www.live.ripcurl.com
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RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Francisco Alves (PRT)
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Frederico Morais (PRT)
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Dillon Perillo (USA)
Heat 4: Adriano De Souza (BRA) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: C.J Hobgood (USA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 7: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 9: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 10: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 11: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 12: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)