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The World Title Race Heats Up as the Tour Heads South for the 10th Edition of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal
Big barrels, big heats and some very big results are about to go down on the beach at Supertubos in Peniche, Portugal. Welcome to the 10th Edition of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal!
“I am really excited for Portugal,” said Gabriel Medina, current World #1 on the WSL Jeep Leaderboard. “When it’s big the barrels at Supertubos are crazy, and it’s cool to see what everybody can do out there. I’m coming in with the yellow jersey after France, and it feels good.”
2018 also marks the event’s 10th Edition running, and to help celebrate 3x World Champion Mick Fanning has decided to join the World Tour crew in Portugal – not to compete, but to sit back, relax and enjoy the performance.
“ “Portugal has always been a really important place to me,” said Mick. “I’ve won in the event twice here, and both times have been in incredible conditions against some of my closest friends and competitors. The town, the waves, the people… all of it holds a special place in my heart. I’m excited to see what the 10th Edition has to bring, and good luck to everyone in the World Title race!”