World Title Favorites Stumble In Round 1
October 9, 2013 – The Rip Curl Pro Portugal presented by Moche commenced Wednesday at the iconic venue of Supertubos, with the world’s best surfers battling through Round 1 in clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) waves.
When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the ’80s, they reinvented not only their sport but themselves, too, as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in their field. Rodney Mullen, a vital member of the Bones Brigade team set off on a path that would redefine the way a skateboard could be ridden. He went on to found World Industries skateboards, and was 2002 Skater of the Year. Today he is known as the “Godfather of Street Skating”. Go deeper into Rodney’s story and then watch the critically acclaimed movie Bones Brigade.
Could start tomorrow! Mick Fanning is the only surfer who can clinch the 2013 ASP World Tour title, in the sand-bottom barrels of Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.
This just in: standup paddling is huge. In fact, it’s better than ever. Roughly a decade after big-wave surfing icon Laird Hamilton was spotted riding an SUP board outside of Malibu, California, the discipline has taken over the world, sparking a handful of fitness crazes, a new bunch of racing series, a couple of magazines, and pockets of converts living everywhere from China and Russia to Alaska and Australia. The boom in popularity has spawned an entirely new cottage industry.
Moore clinches world title in the quarters, goes on to beat Fitzgibbons to take win.
Freshly-crowned 2013 ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW), 21, capped off a banner day at Guincho Beach by claiming the EDP Cascais Girls Pro presented by Billabong over an in-form Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22.
Stop No.8 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France juggled with a difficult forecast to showcase the World’s Best surfers in quality waves over the two iconic spots of La Graviere and Le Penon.
John John Florence (HAW) 20, current World No.15 coming into the Quiksilver Pro France, started on a fast hollow righthander in the opening seconds of his Round 4 matchup against Mick Fanning (AUS) and Michel Bourez (PYF) 27. The talented Hawaiian exited the barrel beautifully to score an excellent 8.00 point ride which eventually won him a ticket for the quarter-finals.
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