Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2010: Matt Wilkinson Starts Round 4 In Belgas
Taj Burrow and Mick Fanning are out of the picture and the competition continues in Belgas at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Matt Wilkinson is on fire as he kicks off Round 4.
After the major upsets in Round 3, the event host of the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal have announced that Round 4 has been called ON in two-to-three foot waves at Belgas.
Stop No. 8 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal will resume at 12:45pm with Round 4 up first and Round 5 on standby.
“We have beautiful conditions this afternoon and will commence Round 4 of competition at 1pm,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. “It’s a bit smaller, but a lot more rippable than yesterday so we’ll run the four Round 4 heats and put Round 5 on standby.”
The first to compete in Round 4 will be Matt Wilkinson, Michel Bourez, and Adrian Buchan, in the opening heat.
Magicseaweed, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, are calling for the swell to dip slightly tomorrow before filling in for a potential finish on Thursday at Supertubos.
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