Capítulo Perfeito: tube fest at Supertubos, Peniche

Nicolau Von Rupp has conquered the Capítulo Perfeito 2013, a tube riding competition held in Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.

When getting barreled is everything that matters in a surf contest, action is guaranteed. The European Pipeline served 1.5-meter waves to crown the best in the pit.

Nicolau Von Rupp, Ivo Cação, Francisco Alves and Marlon Lipke secured a ticket to the final and gave their best in the small barrels on offer.

Von Rupp took the Capítulo Perfeito 2013 with a 10-point ride. "The onshore wind and the random swell were a problem, but starting off the final with a 10 was a relief", said Nicolau.

The German-Portuguese surfer was followed in the podium by Marlon Lipke, Francisco Alves and Ivo Cação. Last year, the event was conquered by Tiago Pires.

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