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ASP World No 1 Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads, will surf a critical ‘do-or-die’ Round 2 heat at the RipCurl Pro Portugal, after placing second during his opening heat at Supertubos in Peniche yesterday.

Fanning was defeated by an in-form Matt Wilkinson and will need to win his Round 2 match up if he hopes to stand a chance of clinching his third ASP World Title in Portugal.

~ Photo ASP – Kirstin Scholtz

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Taj Burrow from Yallingup advanced into Round 3 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche, yesterday. Burrow, current ASP World No 4, posted a heat total of 13.00 points (out of a possible 20.00) to defeat Travis Logie (ZAF) and event wildcard Dillon Perillo (USA) to advance directly into Round 3 of competition and keep his hopes of a maiden World Title alive.

~ Photo ASP – Kelly Cestari

joel-parkinson-RipCurl-Pro-Portugal-cestariGold Coast surfer and current ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson advanced into Round 3 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche, yesterday.  In the barrelling conditions of Round 1 Parkinson posted a heat total of 11.34 points (out of a possible 20.00) to defeat Raoni Monteiro (BRA) and Brett Simpson (USA) and advance directly into Round 3 of competition.

~ Photo ASP – Kelly Cestari

The RipCurl Pro Portugal is stop nine of 10 on the  ASP World Championship Tour and has a waiting period from October 9 to 20, 2013.


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