- 20 October 2014 | Surfing
Mick Fanning has conquered the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014, at Supertubos, Peniche. Despite losing the final heat, Jordy Smith claimed the Portuguese Wave Series.
After a pair of low-scoring semis, it was quickly clear that the Final promised to be a different kind of party. Again, Mick Fanning was out of the gate first, getting a quick tube for a 5.67 to start.
Fanning's next wave topped that: When Jordy Smith backed off of a left under priority, Fanning pulled in high and tight for a technical ride capped with wrapping turns for a 9.00.
- 19 October 2014 | Surfing
The 2014 ASP World Tour champion will be decided at the Billabong Pipeline Masters, in Hawaii. Gabriel Medina and Kelly Slater are out of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
Shifty five-to-eight foot barreling waves sent the world title race to Pipeline. Joel Parkinson, who also lost his Round 3 heat, is mathematically out of the equation.
Gabriel Medina was the first to fall. With just minutes remaining on the clock, the Brazilian had the opportunity to overtake Simpson, but he left the water after his final wave before the time had run down, thinking he had the score for the win. Critical mistake.
- 18 October 2014 | Surfing
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