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Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal waits out the wind

Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal waits out the wind
Owen Wright will surf in Round 3 © ASP/Poullenot




Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal

ASP Men's World Tour Event
Supertubos, Peniche Portugal
12 - 23 October 2014

More favorable wind looks possible for early next week 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 October, 2014 - Supertubos - Stop No. 10 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, is on STANDBY today. Strong onshore winds have forced a second consecutive lay day and event organizers will reconvene on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. to make the next call.

“We've got pretty hideous conditions this morning”, said ASP Commissioner, Kieren Perrow. “Unfortunately everything came together today except for the wind and there's very strong southerly and southwesterly winds that are tearing it apart. We'll go on hold and come back tomorrow.”

Surfline, official forecaster for the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, have called for: Very solid WNW groundswell will build in further and peak on Thursday before fading Friday. Unfortunately, strong onshore southerly wind and local wind/storm swell will also prevail for very poor conditions at Supertubos.

A reinforcing pulse of W swell will build through Saturday afternoon before easing over Sunday afternoon. Onshore southerly wind likely continues through the weekend but will at least back down a couple notches (especially through Sunday). More favorable wind looks possible for early next week as the weekend swell drops off. A modest, longer period W groundswell looks possible for the last couple days of the waiting period. 

The Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal is webcast LIVE via

Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Jacob Willcox (AUS)
Heat 2: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Nic Von Rupp (PRT) 
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 
Heat 4: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 
Heat 5: Nat Young (USA) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF) 
Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 
Heat 9: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Mitch Crews (AUS) 
Heat 10: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Adam Melling (AUS) 
Heat 11: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) vs. Dion Atkinson (AUS) 
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT) 

Dave Prodan

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