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22-Year-Old Miguel Blanco and 18-Year-Old Sammy Pupo Score the Wildcards to the 10th Edition of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal
Rip Curl is pleased to announce that the local wildcard to the Rip Curl Pro Portugal has been given to none other than new Portuguese National Champ, 22 years old Miguel Blanco from Ericeira. The second Wildcard has been allocated to 18-year-old South American Junior Champ Samuel Pupo from Brazil!
“This has been a great year… such a great rollercoaster!” Miguel said, after he heard the Wildcard news.
“I’ve been putting a lot of energy into surfing and just stoked to be doing what I love the most every day! I had a big gap in summer so I decided to go to Puerto Escondido and Indonesia. I caught a good swell in Puerto and somehow ended up being in Indo for the biggest swell of this last decade. ‘Here & Now’ shows some of that action.
“I am so excited to surf in the event,” Sammy Pupo said.