Rip Curl Pro Portugal on in Firing Conditions!


Jordy Smith

The Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Stop No. 9 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Series, will roar back to live today with the world’s best surfers battling it out in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) waves at the primary site of Supertubos.

Competition is set to commence at 8:15am with Round 2 while Round 3 is on standby for a start immediately following.

“We have good conditions on offer this morning and reports are claiming that they’ll be improving throughout the day,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll be commencing Round 2 at 8:15am and will be going immediately into Round 3 following. Good luck to all our competitors today.”

Up first this morning will be Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, and wildcard Bruno Santos (BRA), 28, in the opening heat of Round 2.

The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast via http://live.ripcurl.com/index.php?portugal2011

The event will also be broadcast LIVE on FUEL TV in Australia and Portugal, Ma Chaine Sport in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland and Africa as well as ESPN in Brazil.

Surfline, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, are calling for a strong northwest swell will fill in further on Today, ease on Tuesday and then fade further on Wednesday. A smaller, reinforcing north swell could then move in on Thursday to keep the surf from dropping too quickly. Wind conditions will be generally favorable for Supertubos Monday with light wind in the morning building in the afternoon.

For additional information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Francisco Alves (BRA)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Justin Mujica (PRT)
Heat 4: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 5: Alejo Muniz (BRA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 6: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. John John Florence (HAW)
Heat 7: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 8: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 9: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 11: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 12: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)