Getting Owned by the Judges is the New Black » Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Travis Logie (ZAF) deated Mick Fanning (AUS) today, knocking him out of the 2010 World Title race. BELGAS, Peniche/Portugal (Tuesday, October 12, 2010) – The world’s best surfers showcased their unparalleled versatility today, trading the barrels of Supertubos for punchy two-to-three (1 metre) peaks at Belgas for Round 3 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal.. Event No. 8 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, today’s Rip Curl Pro Portugal bore witness to major developments in the ASP World Title Race, with two major contenders bowing out in Round 3 of competition.. Travis Logie (ZAF), 31, current ASP World Tour No. 34, caused the upset of the event this afternoon, eliminating reigning ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 3, Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, from competition with a frenzied backhand assault on the Belgas righthanders..After dispatching of current ASP World No. 5, Dane Reynolds (USA), 25, in Round 2 yesterday, Logie’s confidence is running high with intentions of carrying him to a solid result in Portugal towards his requalification campaign..Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, 2010 ASP Dream Tour rookie and current ASP World No. 27, caused another monster upset in the opening heat of the afternoon, eliminating current ASP World No. 4, Taj Burrow (AUS), 32, with an inspired display of progressive surfing..Photo: joliphotos.com