Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson from the Gold Coast (above) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche, yesterday.
In Round 3 Parkinson narrowly defeated Alejo Muniz (BRA) with a heat total of 11.84 points to the 11.77 points (both out of a possible 20.00) posted by Muniz. The victory advances Parkinson into Round 4 of competition and keeps his mathematical chances of a second ASP World Title alive.
Taj Burrow of Yallingup, WA, (left) advanced into Round 4 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche. In Heat 12 of Round 3, the final heat of the day, Burrow defeated Kierran Perrow (AUS) 14.33 points (out of a possible 20.00) to keep his World Title hopes alive as he advances into Round 4 of competition.
~ Photos ASP–Kelly Cestari
Fanning remains in contention for this year’s ASP World Title.
~ Photo ASP–Kirstin Scholtz
The Rip Curl Pro Portugal is stop nine of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour and has a waiting period from October 9 to 20, 2013.