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Born In Slovenia, Made In Portugal – History Of The Globe Cruiser Surf Van


Globe Cruiser Has Landed
Globe Cruiser 2.0  Has Landed in Czech Republic 2009

Globe cruiser surf van and me started our path in 2007, when we bought this van with my father. His co-worker, the previous owner already did some work on it to make it a camper, but the job was poorly done and the van was able to stay in camping sites only. Anyway the outside of the van and the engine were in solid condition. We took some small trips in the camp sites, nothing like nomad style traveling with this version 1.0 version of the van. And it  took a year of being an exchange student in Latvia to increase my lust for traveling to strat turning this 1990 Mercedes Benz MB100 in to the surf van that it is today. Continue reading Born In Slovenia, Made In Portugal – History Of The Globe Cruiser Surf Van

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

Storm Forces Lay Day for Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012


The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will await the return of cleaner conditions before recommencing competition.

SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal
Stormy conditions have prompted event organizers to call competition off for the day as the Rip Curl Pro Portugal approaches the final four days of its waiting period.
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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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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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John John Florence Surfboard on Repair


Locals Surfing Supertubos
Locals Surfing Supertubos

Today was a lay  day on the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, cause of the bad wave conditions.  The swell was acctually not so bad, but the strong onshore winds made the strong short break wave to a strong close-out wave. Still some locals were surfing the waves at the Supertubos.
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Rip Curl Pro – Ready For Action


Yesterday, I went to check the Supertubos surf spot, where everything is ready for the ASF competition Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012 to begin.

Welcome To Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012
Welcome To Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2012

First I was “living the search” to find the Media Accreditation for the event and pick up my media pass. The nice girls in the the accreditation centrer took care for a nice welcome in a Portuguese hospitality way. Thanks to Rip Curl for a really nice T-shirt and for this special opportunity to be a part of this event.

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Changing Days In The Heart Of The Waves


Slovenia Surfer Team
Slovenia Surfer Team

After the duck dive session on Thursday, there was a change on the horizon. Kaja was leaving home, as her month long surf trip has ended. We said good-bye on the beach, surfers style like. I only know this girl for a week or so, but really was pleasantly relaxing spending time with her, meeting in Peniche. And as she left the kind of feeling of meeting again soon some random place again when she left. Cool stuff 😉

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