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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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Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 Completes Two Heats of Round 3


Contest Site - Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Contest Site – Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

Rip Curl Pro Portugal Completes Two Heats of Round 3
SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, completed the opening two heats of Round 3 today before calling competition off due to slowing conditions.
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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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Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 – Mirage Daily Highlights, Round 1


Gabriel Medina, Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Gabriel Medina, Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

On the the round one, we were blessed to see a lot of good wave rides.

A wave worth remembering is the Matt Wilkinson insane rodeo flip and the Gabriel Medina’s perfect 10 score on his wave. That was the first 10 of the competition and we hope to see more waves like this one on the later stages of he contest.
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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 Day 3 – Super Fun @ Supertubos


Rip Curl Portugal Day 3
Rip Curl Portugal Day 3

The Third day of the official waiting period was indeed a everlasting waiting day. First call at 7:45 am was postponed, first to 12:00 and than to 3 pm, which was also the last call of the day. Next call will be tomorrow at 7:45 am for a possible 8 am start of the Heat one.

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Pro Surfing Action @ Peniche, Portugal


Pro Surfing Action @ Peniche Portugal
Pro Surfing Action @ Peniche Portugal

In the waiting periond of the contest, there is lots of Pro surfing action to be seen on the surf spots around Peniche.

We saw pro surfers training and preparing for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 to begin in Supertubos.
Maybe today, we will already be watching the surfers on that wave, as the next call is booked for today at 12:00.
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