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DANE REYNOLDS (USA)  Peniche, Portugal (Thursday, October 22, 2009) - Organisers of the Rip Curl Pro Search were able to get Round 1 of the contest under way today at a surf spot called the Wedge. Yesterday's huge storm surf had subsided overnight allowing nine heats of Round 1 to be completed in 2 meter waves. Wildcard OWEN WRIGHT (AUS)  was one of the standout performers of the day while Portugals TIAGO PIRES was elimaneted from the event by NATHANIEL CURRAN (USA)...The Rip Curl Pro Search which will culminate the European leg of the 2009 ASP Men's World Tour in the wave abundant Portuguese region of Peniche was called off again today due strong onshore winds, driving rain and rough surf. The contest is hosting the world's best surfers from October 19 - 30, 2009 and will run when conditions are favorable...Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search is poised to deliver high drama with projected sizable swells setting the scene for a possible ASP World Title showdown and several requalification campaigns...Mick Fanning (AUS), 28, former ASP World Champion (2007) and current ASP World No. 1, has been on a rampage during the back half of the season, claiming back-to-back wins in California and France before taking the ASP ratings' lead last week in Spain. If Fanning finishes higher than 3rd at the Rip Curl Pro Search in Portugal, the Australian could claim the 2009 ASP World Title in Europe, contingent upon the finishes of other frontrunners...Photo: Joliphotos.com
DANE REYNOLDS (USA) Peniche, Portugal (Thursday, October 22, 2009) - Organisers of the Rip Curl Pro Search were able to get Round 1 of the contest under way today at a surf spot called the Wedge. Yesterday's huge storm surf had subsided overnight allowing nine heats of Round 1 to be completed in 2 meter waves. Wildcard OWEN WRIGHT (AUS) was one of the standout performers of the day while Portugals TIAGO PIRES was elimaneted from the event by NATHANIEL CURRAN (USA)...The Rip Curl Pro Search...
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