Rip Curl Pro Portugal: Elimination Round Recap

The first wave of eliminations at the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal went down this morning and there were certainly some shockers. First off, Dane Reynolds losing to Travis Logie? Huh? This one stings for all the Dane lovers out there because it means less time getting to watch him surf now. But if you watch the heat on demand you’ll see Travis was on point with his fronthand barrels and did in fact beat Dane. Now Travis has got a bigger task at hand for Round 3, Mick Fanning.

This is what was on tap at Supertubos on Monday morning. Photo: Dorsey

This is what was on tap at Supertubos on Monday morning. Photo: Dorsey

How Dane throws these turns and loses to Travis Logie is mindboggling. Photo: Dorsey

How Dane throws these turns and loses to Travis Logie is mindboggling. Photo: Dorsey

Kelly Slater and Jordy Smith both made good of their opponents today (Bruno Santos and Marlon Lipke, respectively) to continue the heated up World Title race. Mick, Kelly, and Jordy will all have to keep matching each other if they all want to be in this thing.

Another big upset today was Dean Morrison taking down current world number 9 Adriano de Souza. Dingo has already made good use of his replacement wildcard in this event (due to Bede Durbidge having a kid) and look for him to continue to take some names in a vengeful assault on those who made the cut. And on de Souza, he’s about to be overtaken by Jadson for highest ranking Brazilian on tour, something I called earlier in the year.

But the performance of the day went to Adrian ‘Ace’ Buchan who made Luke Munro look like a fool—18 points to Luke’s 6.24. Ace’s fronthand was smooth and quick and hopefully this keeps the highest rated goofy on tour currently fired up for his heat against Round 1 standout Dusty Payne.—Ryan Brower

CHECK OUT THE DAY 1 PHOTOS.

CHECK OUT CARISSA MOORE’S WIN IN THE WOMEN’S EVENT.

Some local Portuguese talent. Photo: Dorsey

Some local Portuguese talent. Photo: Dorsey

Kelly made easy work of Bruno Santos is Round 2. Photo: Dorsey

Kelly made easy work of Bruno Santos is Round 2. Photo: Dorsey

Jadson Andre took the last heat of Round 1 and now awaits fellow rookie Brett Simpson in Round 3. Photo: Dorsey

Jadson Andre took the last heat of Round 1 and now awaits fellow rookie Brett Simpson in Round 3. Photo: Dorsey

AI was in form today but just lost out to Kai Otton in Round 2. Photo: Dorsey

AI was in form today but just lost out to Kai Otton in Round 2. Photo: Dorsey

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S REMAINING ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 10: Damien Hobgood (USA) 15.36, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 15.10, Luke Stedman (AUS) 13.27
Heat 11: Bobby Martinez (USA) 16.70, Michel Bourez (PYF) 8.94, Kai Otton (AUS) 6.93
Heat 12: Jadson Andre (BRA) 14.27, Andy Irons (HAW) 14.07, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 10.76

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S ROUND 2 RESULTS:

Heat 1:Kelly Slater (USA) 14.17 def. Bruno Santos (BRA) 7.30
Heat 2:Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.80 def. Marlon Lipke (DEU) 11.63
Heat 3:Travis Logie (ZAF) 16.06 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 8.50
Heat 4:Dean Morrison (AUS) 13.67 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.43
Heat 5:Adrian Buchan (AUS) 18.00 def. Luke Munro (AUS) 6.24
Heat 6:C.J. Hobgood (USA) 16.16 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 9.03
Heat 7:Michel Bourez (PYF) 12.93 def. Luke Stedman (AUS) 8.23
Heat 8:Kai Otton (AUS) 10.83 def. Andy Irons (HAW) 10.40
Heat 9:Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 12.17 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 10.37
Heat 10:Daniel Ross (AUS) 12.03 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 10.17
Heat 11:Chris Davidson (AUS) 12.23 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 11.94
Heat 12:Brett Simpson (AUS) 14.27 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 10.17

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S ROUND 3 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1:Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 2:Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 3:Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 4:Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 5:Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 6:Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 7:Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 8:Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 9:C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 10:Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 11:Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12:Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)

Crowd control. Photo: Dorsey

Crowd control. Photo: Dorsey

Bobby Martinez grabbed a much needed heat win today and looked like the Bobby Martinez we all know and love. Photo: Dorsey

Bobby Martinez grabbed a much needed heat win today and looked like the Bobby Martinez we all know and love. Photo: Dorsey

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