The two most informed surfers met in the final of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal as Felipe Toledo met Italo Ferreira in an all Brazillian final. The waves on the final day were far from epic but the performances in the final were stellar to say the least. Some of the best airs ever witnessed in competitive surfing came from both Felipe and Italo. In the end Felipe edged the rookie for his 3rd WSL victory in 2015.
Wow! What an amazing heat! Felipe Toldeo won this heat with a total of 19! Toledo impressed viewers with his tube riding and trademark air show.
Kolohe faught back with an 8 and closed the heat with the first perfect 10 of the event. Andino took off into a long tube, came out and went straight into an unreal aerial. Watch this heat now!
9 time World Champ, Kelly Slater defeated ASP #2 rated Jordy Smith in the Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2010. Slater can wrap up the his 10th title with a good showing at the Rip Curl Pro Search in Puerto Rico which begins in a few weeks.
1 13.33 Kelly Slater USA
2 11.43 Jordy Smith ZAF
RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL MEN’S ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Taylor Knox (USA), Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Adam Melling (AUS), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS), TBA
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Tom Whitaker (AUS), TBA
Heat 7: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS), Chris Davidson (AUS), Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 10: Damien Hobgood (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF), Bobby Martinez (USA), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 12: Andy Irons (HAW), Jadson Andre (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)