BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Tuesday, October 12, 2010) – Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal has been called on in punchy two-to-three foot (1 metre) waves at the backup site of Belgas.
Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal completed Rounds 1 and 2 at the primary site of Supertubos, but prevailing offshore winds at the backup site of Belgas have forced today’s relocation.
“We’ve assessed conditions throughout the morning as well as consulted the swell forecasts and we’ve decided to commence Round 3 at 12:30pm at Belgas,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “We will monitor conditions throughout the afternoon to ensure we send the surfers out in the best possible surf.”
Up first this afternoon will be current ASP World No. 4 Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, against Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, in the opening heat of Round 3.
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be webcast LIVE via http://live.ripcurl.com
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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)