Women kicked off MEO Pro Portugal Presented by Rip Curl

  • Women’s Round of 16 to Started at 7:30 a.m GMT (930pm Friday HI Time)
  • We finished 9 heats of Mens Round of 32 to finish the day.
  • Full story soon from WSL
Pictured: The lone European Johanne Defay (FRA) will compete in the day’s opening heat. Credit: © WSL / Poullenot
PRAIA DE SUPERTUBOS, Peniche, Portugal (Saturday, March 5, 2022) – Stop No. 3 on the World Surf League (WSL) 2022 Championship Tour (CT), the MEO Pro Portugal presented by Rip Curl has been called back ON, starting at 7:32 a.m GMT with the women’s Round of 16 at Supertubos.

The continued good conditions provide plenty of great scoring opportunities this morning in Peniche and competition will get underway shortly with an important day of competition ahead.

Up first in the water will be the women’s Round of 16 with World No. 5 Johanne Defay (FRA) up against the opening day standout Molly Picklum (AUS) in the first heat of the round.

The current World No. 1 Brisa Hennessy (CRI) will be facing Courtney Conlogue (USA) in Heat 3.

The women’s Quarterfinals and the men’s Round of 32 have been put on standby for a potential start later today. If the men paddle out, WSL Champion Italo Ferreira (BRA)  will take on the current World No. 1 Imaikalani Devault (HAW) in what should be an exciting battle of different styles.

Watch LIVE
The MEO Pro Portugal presented by Rip Curl will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, WSL’s YouTube channel, and the free WSL app. Check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners. For fans watching in Brazil, coverage of the competition’s Quarterfinals and beyond will continue exclusively on WorldSurfLeague.com and SporTV.

Upcoming MEO Pro Portugal Presented by Rip Curl Women’s Round of 16 Matchups:
Heat 1: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Molly Picklum (AUS)
Heat 2: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
Heat 3: Brisa Hennessy (CRI) vs. Courtney Conlogue (USA)
Heat 4: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Isabella Nichols (AUS)
Heat 5: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS)
Heat 6: Tyler Wright (AUS) vs. Gabriela Bryan (HAW)
Heat 7: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs. Luana Silva (HAW)
Heat 8: Malia Manuel (HAW) vs. India Robinson (AUS)Upcoming MEO Pro Portugal Presented by Rip Curl Men’s Round of 32 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Imaikalani deVault (HAW)
HEAT 2: Miguel Pupo (BRA) vs. Samuel Pupo (BRA)
HEAT 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Barron Mamiya (HAW)
HEAT 4: Morgan Cibilic (AUS) vs. Connor O’Leary (AUS)
HEAT 5: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
HEAT 6: Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA) vs. Jake Marshall (USA)
HEAT 7: Conner Coffin (USA) vs. Joao Chianca (BRA)
HEAT 8: Jack Robinson (AUS) vs. Callum Robson (AUS)
HEAT 9: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Justin Becret (FRA)
HEAT 10: Ezekiel Lau (HAW) vs. Frederico Morais (PRT)
HEAT 11: Ethan Ewing (AUS) vs. Nat Young (USA)
HEAT 12: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Ryan Callinan (AUS)
HEAT 13: Seth Moniz (HAW) vs. Jackson Baker (AUS)
HEAT 14: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Lucca Mesinas (PER)
HEAT 15: Griffin Colapinto (USA) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
HEAT 16: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA)

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