Excitment rises in Portugal.
A continued lack of swell has forced organizers of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal to call another lay day in Peniche. A long period swell is making its way across the Atlantic and predicted to hit the shallow sandbanks of Supertubos as soon as tomorrow.
Stop No.10 of 11 on the 2015 Samsung Galaxy World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal will resume the battle for the ultimate surfing crown as well as the requalification campaigns of the WSL Top34.
“Today will be another lay day, it's very similar to the first two days,” said WSL Deputy Commissioner, Travis Logie. “From tomorrow onwards it's looking very promising, so we will be back here at 8am to reassess conditions for a possible start.”
First to compete when competition gets underway will be Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jadson Andre (BRA) and Tomas Hermes (BRA) in the opening heat of Round 1.
Event organizers will convene tomorrow morning at 8am to assess conditions for a possible start.
Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jadson Andre (BRA), Tomas Hermes (BRA)
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Mason Ho (HAW)
Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS), Keanu Asing (HAW), Caio Ibelli (BRA)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT)
Heat 5: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA), Frederico Morais (PRT)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Joel Parkinson (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Ricardo Christie (NZL)
Heat 10: Nat Young (USA), Kai Otton (AUS), Glenn Hall (IRL)
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge (AUS), John John Florence (HAW), C.J. Hobgood (USA)
Heat 12: Josh Kerr (AUS), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)