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Julian Wilson In A Last Minute Win Against Gabriel Medina


SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal

Julian Willson - Wins Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Julian Willson – Wins Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

Julian Wilson (AUS), 23, has claimed his maiden ASP World Championship Tour victory , besting a rampaging Gabriel Medina (BRA), 18, in the dying seconds of the historic Final to take out the Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012. Continue reading Julian Wilson In A Last Minute Win Against Gabriel Medina

Kelly Slater Out Of The Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Is The 12th World Title In Question For Slater?


Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal

Kelly Slater Eliminated Round 3, Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Kelly Slater Eliminated Round 3, Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

In the rainy conditions here in Supertubos today on the day 9 of 11 at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012, the conditions are not perfect for surfing. Still the organizers decided to continue with the competition and we saw the start of the round three  with the third heat of the round.  We saw some good waves in the heats with scores over 10 in every heat, up until the Heat 7, with Kelly Slater and Raoni Monteiro.
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LayDay Called for Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 – Significant Storm Approaching


LayDay Called for Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Significant Storm Approaching
SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal

Rip Curl Pro Portugal - Lay day 16.10.2012 - Kelly Slater
Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Lay day 16.10.2012 – Kelly Slater

Event organizers have called a lay day for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, with only small onshore waves available at the primary venue of Supertubos.

Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal plays a crucial role in both the hunt for the 2012 ASP World Title and the requalification campaigns of the world’s best surfers. Event organizers will wait for better conditions before recommencing competition.
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The Final Four Round 2 Heats Of The Rip Curl Pro Portugal Were Completed This Afternoon


SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal

Supertubos Morning @ Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Supertubos Morning @ Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

The final four Round 2 heats of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal were completed this afternoon in challenging two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at Supertubos.

Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal not only plays an important role in the hunt for the 2012 ASP World Title, but also the requalification campaigns of the world’s best surfers.

Rainy Morning of Supertubos
Rainy Morning of Supertubos

“We’ve been down since 6:30am assessing the conditions,” Simpson said. “Wilko (Matt Wilkinson) and I have been having fun all day as he was here too – we’re friends out of the water, but we were just trying to catch the best waves we can. I had a really good opportunity solidify my lead out there more, but was unable to.”

Brett Simpson and Matt Wilkinson
Brett Simpson and Matt Wilkinson

While the heat didn’t offer tremendous scoring opportunity, Simpson was relieved to put up some modest score on the board in hopes of building momentum throughout the latter rounds.
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ASP World Title Contenders Soar Amidst Perfect 10s at Rip Curl Pro Portugal Day 1


Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal

Matt Wilkinson, Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Matt Wilkinson, Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

The Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 commenced today with Round 1 and the opening eight heats of Round 2 completed in improving three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at the primary venue of Supertubos.

Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal plays a vital role in the hunt for the 2012 ASP World Title and today saw no shortage of fireworks from this season’s top contenders.
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Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 – Supertubos


Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Getting Ready For Supertubos, Portugal
Getting Ready For Supertubos, Portugal

Rip Curl Pro In Portugal 2012 is coming to Peniche in less than a week. And everything is getting ready for the greatest yearly event for the small Portuguese fishing city of Peniche.

Peniche was blessed with many surf spots in it’s area and as the event is getting closer more and more people from all over Europe is  surfing here.

It’s nice, to really feel this surfing vibe, but maybe sometimes . . . there is too much people in the water. But the nights out are therefore more fun 😉
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