Rip Curl Pro Portugal
ASP World Title Event No. 9 of 11
Supertubes, Peniche, Portugal
October 15 – 24, 2011

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, current No. 5 on the ASP World Title rankings, will take on Bruno Santos (BRA), 28, in the opening heat of the day. Credit: © ASP / CESTARI

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, current No. 5 on the ASP World Title rankings, will take on Bruno Santos (BRA), 28, in the opening heat of the day. Credit: © ASP / CESTARI

The Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Stop No. 9 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Series, will roar back to live today with the world’s best surfers battling it out in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) waves at the primary site of Supertubos.

“We have good conditions on offer this morning and reports are claiming that they’ll be improving throughout the day,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll be commencing Round 2 at 8:15am and will be going immediately into Round 3 following. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Up first this morning will be Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, and wildcard Bruno Santos (BRA), 28, in the opening heat of Round 2. The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast live.

Surfline, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, are calling for a strong northwest swell will fill in further on Today, ease on Tuesday and then fade further on Wednesday. A smaller, reinforcing north swell could then move in on Thursday to keep the surf from dropping too quickly. Wind conditions will be generally favorable for Supertubos Monday with light wind in the morning building in the afternoon.

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 01: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 02: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Francisco Alves (BRA)
Heat 03: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Justin Mujica (PRT)
Heat 04: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 05: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 06: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. John John Florence (HAW)
Heat 07: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 08: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 09: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 11: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 12: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on FUEL TV in Australia and Portugal, Ma Chaine Sport in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland and Africa as well as ESPN in Brazil.

For additional information log on to Rip Curl Pro Portugal website and www.aspworldtour.com.

Source: Press release ASP EURO News