Supertubos: the flawless barrels of Peniche | Photo: Rip Curl

The Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014 is ready to crown a world surfing champion, in the speedy barrels of Supertubos, in Peniche. Or maybe it will go down to Pipe.

John John Florence may be sitting in fifth place in the rankings, but he's still in mathematical contention for the world title. The Hawaiian, known for his spectacular tube riding skills, will be chasing maths until the last minute.

However, Gabriel Medina leads the fleet, and he won't let the crown escape easily. With three stage victories, the Brazilian will try to repeat the usual good results in Peniche.

Kelly Slater hasn't won a single event yet, in the 2014 season. The experienced Floridian will use his mind games to halt Medina from reaching the last rounds of competition.

In the middle of the turbulent world title soup, you'll find Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson, two world champions with more than two words to say when it comes to finishing the last ASP World Tour of the history of the sport, before it is renamed to World Surf League.

So what should we expect from the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014? Deeps barrels, huge airs and thousands of surfing enthusiasts at the beach, cheering the world's best surfer in one of the most challenging waves in the planet.

Supertubos, the iconic world-class beach-break, will be backed up by Lagide (left-hand reef break), Molhe Leste (wedging right-hander) and Belgas (beach break).

The 2014 ASP World Tour title scenarios before the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014

1. If Gabriel Medina claims the event in Peniche, he will be the first Brazilian surfer to win a world surfing title;
2. If Gabriel Medina finishes runner-up, Kelly Slater must win the event to send the title race to Pipe; Mick Fanning is out of the world title hunt;
3. If Gabriel Medina finishes third, Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning must win the event to send their title hopes to Pipe;
4. If Gabriel Medina reaches the quarters, Joel Parkinson and John John Florence are out of the world title race; Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning must win the event to send their title hopes to Pipe;
5. If Gabriel Medina finishes 9th, Joel Parkinson and John John Florence must win the event to send their title hopes to Pipe; Mick Fanning needs a second, and Kelly Slater needs a third to send their title hopes to Pipe;
6. If Gabriel Medina finishes 25th or 13th, Joel Parkinson and John John Florence need to finish runner-up, Mick Fanning needs a fifth, and Kelly needs 25th to send their title title hopes to Pipe;