- 16 October 2011 | Surfing
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2011 is on and pumping great three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at Supertubos, Peniche, with a light offshore wind. The temperature is great considering Portugal has already entered autumn.
The beach is absolutely packed to watch the best world surfers in action. A new, long period northwest swell will build in through the day, be strongest tomorrow and then will fade through the middle to second half of the week.
At this point, wind conditions look generally favorable for Supertubos today and tomorrow. Much stronger wind will pick up for Tuesday-Thursday, but will still be from a decent direction for Supertubos.
“We’ve monitored conditions throughout the morning and are seeing the first consistent signs of the swell filling in,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said.
RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 2: Julian Wilson (AUS), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS), Patrick Gudauskas (USA), Justin Mujica (PRT)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Chris Davidson (AUS), Francisco Alves (PRT)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF), Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), John John Florence (HAW)
Heat 8: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 9: Damien Hobgood (USA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), Heitor Alves (BRA), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 11: Mick Fanning (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 12: Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Dusty Payne (HAW)