MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Called Off for the Day

Courtesy of WSL – World Surf League

  • World Title Race Alive and Well
  • Next Call Tomorrow, October 20, 8 a.m WEST (GMT+1)
  • More Available at WorldSurfLeague.com 
Pictured: 2X World Champion Gabriel Medina (BRA) could potentially claim a 3rd crown in Portugal this week.
Credit: © WSL / Poullenot

PENICHE, Portugal (Saturday, October 19, 2019) – The MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the penultimate stop on the 2019 World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), has been called Off for the day as strong onshore winds rendered the Supertubos lineup un-surfable.

Event No. 9 and 10 on the Women’s and Men’s Championship Tour respectively, the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal has already witnessed epic performances from some of the world’s best surfers and will likely resume tomorrow, October 20.

“There’s really strong onshore winds already this morning and the swell has dropped,” Jessi Miley-Dyer, VP Tours and Competition said. “We’re not going to be On today but it looks good for tomorrow with really clean offshore winds and smaller waves. 

When competition resumes, the remaining 16 surfers in both the men and women fields will battle it out at Supertubos for a spot in the Quarterfinals. The World Title race is alive and well with all male and female contenders still in the hunt in Portugal.

Both current Jeep Yellow Jerseys Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Carissa Moore (HAW) have a mathematical chance to claim the 2019 World Title this week in Portugal, but their opponents have been staying close and advancing through the rounds so far to push the prestigious race all the way to the end of the season in Hawaii.

The MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal has already played host to a number of amazing stories with the provisional qualifications of Kolohe Andino (USA) and Jeremy Flores (FRA) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and could bring the good news to a few more surfers as competition continues to unfold in the coming days. The next call for the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be tomorrow morning, October 20, at 8 a.m. WEST (GMT+1) for a possible 8:35 a.m. start at Supertubos. The event will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com and the free WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
Surfline Forecast for the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal

MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Men’s Round 4 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Griffin Colapinto (USA) 
HEAT 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Michael Rodrigues (BRA) 
HEAT 3: Filipe Toledo (BRA) vs. Wade Carmichael (AUS) 
HEAT 4: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) vs. Kelly Slater (USA) 
HEAT 5: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Caio Ibelli (BRA) 
HEAT 6: Peterson Crisanto (BRA) vs. Jesse Mendes (BRA) 
HEAT 7: Italo Ferreira (BRA) vs. Conner Coffin (USA) 
HEAT 8: Jack Freestone (AUS) vs. Soli Bailey (AUS) 

MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal Women’s Round 3 Matchups:
HEAT 1: Caroline Marks (USA) vs. Bronte Macaulay (AUS) 
HEAT 2: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) vs. Macy Callaghan (AUS) 
HEAT 3: Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) vs. Keely Andrew (AUS) 
HEAT 4: Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) vs. Coco Ho (HAW) 
HEAT 5: Carissa Moore (HAW) vs. Paige Hareb (NZL) 
HEAT 6: Johanne Defay (FRA) vs. Brisa Hennessy (HAW) 
HEAT 7: Lakey Peterson (USA) vs. Silvana Lima (BRA) 
HEAT 8: Courtney Conlogue (USA) vs. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 

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