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ASP World Title in play at upcoming Rip Curl Pro Portugal

| posted on October 06, 2013

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SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Sunday, October 6, 2013) – The world’s best surfers are currently converging on the sand-bottom barrels of Supertubos for the second and final stop of the ASP’s European leg, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal presented by Moche from October 9 – 20, 2013.

Stop No. 9 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Rip Curl Pro Portugal will host the world’s best surfers as they battle for reqaulification for next season’s elite tour as well as this year’s world surfing crown.

Heading into Portugal, there remain five contenders for the 2013 ASP World Title: Mick Fanning (AUS), 32, Kelly Slater (USA), 41, Jordy Smith (ZAF), 25, Taj Burrow (AUS), 35, and Joel Parkinson (AUS), 32.

Only Fanning can clinch the crown in Portugal.

If Fanning wins the event:
- Slater will need a 3rd or better to take the title decision to Hawaii.
- Smith, Burrow and Parkinson will be out of the race.

If Fanning finishes Runner-Up in Portugal:
- Slater will need a 9th or better to take the title decision to Hawaii.
- Smith will need to win the event to take the title decision to Hawaii.
- Burrow and Parkinson will be out of the race.

If Fanning finishes 3rd in Portugal:
- Slater will need a 9th or better to take the title decision to Hawaii
- Smith, Burrow and Parkinson will need to win the event to take the title decision to Hawaii.

If Fanning finishes 5th or worse in Portugal:
- The ASP World Title decision will go to Hawaii as, even with a 25th in Portugal, Slater can still win in Hawaii.

In addition to the hunt for the 2013 ASP World Title, the battle for requalification amongst the world’s elite is heating up as well. With two events remaining on this season’s calendar, the action promises to be dramatic and dynamic in Portugal.

Magicseaweed, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, are calling for a four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) swell to be on tap for the opening day of the window.

The Rip Curl Pro Portugal will run from October 9 – 20, 2013 and will be webcast LIVE via www.live.ripcurl.com

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

  • http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lposz3cocr1qep8ay.gif gannysesh

    What’s the cut-off for requalifying for the next year? 22nd?

  • Surf Guest

    Good to see someone has thought properly about this, rather than Renato “the numbers man” Hickel telling everyone during the Quik Pro France that Taj is out of the race, what a goose!

    • Sol

      What is it with that Hickel guy anyway? The guys comes across as a cheesy used car salesmen, consistently fucks these title scenarios up, and then has a little kid hissy fit and sacks Jake/Dooma.

      Can we have a crowds call on this Hickel turkey? I want peanut sacked, he’s bad for the sport of surfing.

  • TT

    Thanks Surfer Magazine for doing a good job on this. Renato Hickel stated that Taj was out of the title race during the pro france. Such an incompetent member of the ASP. He probably did the maths when Kelly was twice world champ at the Rip Curl Pro San Francisco. An after he is the one explain us the judgment criteria when obviously some surfers get push through.

    • lair

      they copied and pasted from the ASP

  • VoiceofReason14

    I’m predicting either an Australian or American wins the world title this year.

  • Alex

    Well. since the ASP has everything to gain from the title race heading to Hawaii, we can hope that Fanning and Parko won’t be overscored… Maybe.

  • Michelle

    JJeeeeeezzzzzz what happened to Logie??? i wanted him to win one title

  • Pigbearman

    Sounds like Fanning’s going to finish 5th or worse.

  • jac

    C’mon Taj!

  • mateo

    Mick. Kelly will get number 12 next year. Many of us would like to see a cool dozen, but thirteen, come on….
    Twelve next year so he can have a glorious bookend for his career and
    we can all revel in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.
    The new owners need the drama; Gabriel, Felipe, John-John, and Julian can wait for another year and a bit.

  • Richard Davies

    Hickel is a tool