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No Competition for Opening Day at MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Wednesday the 16th

World Champ scenarios…

  • Onshore Wind Prompts Early Lay Day at Supertubos..We have till the 28th to finish. 11 hours ahead of HI time.
 
Lighter winds and more swell towards the end of the week could turn the Supertubos’ tube machine ON for the world’s best surfers. 
Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

PENICHE, Portugal (Wednesday, October 16, 2019) – The MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the penultimate stop on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), will be OFF on its opening day due to medium-sized, wind affected waves on offer at Supertubos. The next call will be at 9 a.m Thursday.

“The wind is onshore and waves are still small this morning,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, VP Tours and Competition said. “It’s looking like it’s going to be good early in the waiting period so we’re hoping for a start tomorrow and Friday looks really good.”

World Title Watch for Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina

When the competition gets underway, every heat at the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal will matter with the men’s and women’s World Titles on the line, requalification to the elite CT for surfers on the cut-line, and qualification into the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Only Jeep Frontrunners Carissa Moore (HAW) and Gabriel Medina (BRA) are capable of clinching the World Title early in Portugal.

The women’s World Title scenarios heading into Portugal are as follows:

1. Carissa Moore will clinch the Title if she advances to the SF (3rd) AND
     a. Lakey Peterson loses in or before the R/16 (9th)
     b. Sally Fitzgibbons loses in or before the FINAL (2nd) AND
c. Caroline Marks loses in or before the SF (3rd)

2. Carissa Moore will clinch the Title if she advances to the FINAL (2nd) AND
a. Lakey Peterson loses in or before the QF (5th)
b. Caroline Marks loses in or before the FINAL (2nd)

3. Carissa Moore will clinch the Title if she WINS (1st) the event AND
Lakey Peterson loses in or before the SF

The men’s World Title scenarios heading into Portugal are as follows:

1. Gabriel Medina CANNOT clinch if he loses in or before the SEMIFINALS (3rd)

2. Gabriel Medina can clinch the Title if he makes it to the FINAL (2nd) AND
a. Filipe Toledo loses in or before the R/32 (17th) AND
b. Jordy Smith loses in or before the QF (5th) AND
c. Italo Ferreira loses in or before the R/16 (9th) AND
d. Kolohe Andino loses in or before the QF (5th)

3. Gabriel Medina can clinch the Title if he WINS (1st) the event AND
a. Filipe Toledo loses in or before the R/16 (9th) AND
b. Jordy Smith loses in or before the Final (2nd) AND
c. Italo Ferreira loses in or before the SF (3rd) AND
d. Kolohe Andino loses in or before the FINAL (2nd)

The next call for the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be tomorrow morning, October 17, at 9:00 a.m. WEST (GMT+1) for a possible 9:30 a.m. start at Supertubos.
Surfline Brief Overview:

Thursday 17th: More swell mix with onshore AM winds. PM worth monitoring. AM hold with PM run possible.
Friday 18th: Longer-period northwest swell. Favorable winds. Likely run day.
Saturday 19th: Fun-size northwest swell. Manageable wind. Likely run day.
Sunday 20th: Easing northwest swell. Manageable wind. Likely run day.
Monday 21st: Smaller, leftover northwest swell. Favorable winds. Likely off.

MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Men’s Seeding Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN), Willian Cardoso (BRA), Ricardo Christie (NZL)
Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA), Griffin Colapinto (USA), Soli Bailey (AUS)
Heat 3: Italo Ferreira (BRA), Yago Dora (BRA), Frederico Morais (PRT)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Caio Ibelli (BRA), Crosby Colapinto (USA)
Heat 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA), Ezekiel Lau (HAW), Vasco Ribeiro (PRT)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Joan Duru (FRA), Miguel Blanco (PRT)
Heat 7: Owen Wright (AUS), Jack Freestone (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Deivid Silva (BRA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 9: Julian Wilson (AUS), Conner Coffin (USA), Jesse Mendes (BRA)
Heat 10: Seth Moniz (HAW), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Peterson Crisanto (BRA)
Heat 11: Ryan Callinan (AUS), Wade Carmichael (AUS), Sebastian Zietz (HAW)
Heat 12: Kelly Slater (USA), Michel Bourez (FRA), Michael Rodrigues (BRA)

MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Women’s Seeding Round 1 Matchups:
Heat 1: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), Brisa Hennessy (CRI), Paige Hareb (NZL)
Heat 2: Lakey Peterson (USA), Nikki Van Dijk (AUS), Macy Callaghan (AUS)
Heat 3: Carissa Moore (HAW), Silvana Lima (BRA), Alana Blanchard (HAW)
Heat 4: Caroline Marks (USA), Johanne Defay (FRA), Keely Andrew (AUS)
Heat 5: Courtney Conlogue (USA), Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA), Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 6: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Malia Manuel (HAW), Coco Ho (HAW)

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.

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