Rip Curl Pro Portugal Round 1 On At Supertubos

Supertubos has turned up for the commencement of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

Supertubos has turned up for the commencement of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Sunday, October 10, 2010) –Round 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, has been called on in four-to-six foot (2 metre) waves at the primary site of Supertubos.
“We have been watching the conditions all day and the winds and tide have finally allowed for us to commence competition at Supertubos,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ll be starting Round 1 at 1:30pm and planning on running through Heat 10.”
Up first this afternoon will be Adriano de Souza (BRA), 23, Taylor Knox (USA), 39, and Luke Munro (AUS), 27, in the opening heat of Round 1.
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast LIVE via live.ripcurl.com.
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RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Taylor Knox (USA), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Adam Melling (AUS), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS), Marlon Lipke (DEU)
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Tom Whitaker (AUS), Bruno Santos (BRA)
Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS), Chris Davidson (AUS), Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 10: Damien Hobgood (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF), Bobby Martinez (USA), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 12: Andy Irons (HAW), Jadson Andre (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)