SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Saturday, October 9, 2010) – The final day of the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Portugal has been called ON, with the Quarterfinals commencing in solid, offshore four-to-six foot (2 metre) waves at the backup venue of Lagide at 12pm.
Event No. 6 of 8 on the 2010 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Portugal will crown its champion by day’s end.
“We have clean conditions at Lagide and will be commencing the Quarterfinals at noon,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We’ve waited for the optimum tides and are planning on running straight through to the Finals.”
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast LIVE via http://live.ripcurl.com
Magicseaweed, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, are calling for a massive swell system to move into the region in the next 24 hours, with seas up to 20 feet (7 metres).
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RIP CURL WOMEN’S PRO PORTUGAL QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: Sofia Mulanovich (PER) vs. Chelsea Hedges (AUS)
QF 2: Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
QF 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Carissa Moore (HAW)
QF 4: Claire Bevilacqua (AUS) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA)
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)