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SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Tuesday, October 27, 2009) - Solid six-to-eight foot (2 - 3 metre) barrels opened up Supertubos today as the Rip Curl Pro Search finally utilized its primary venue for some incendiary Round 3 and Quarterfinal action...Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search had yet to run at Supertubos, but today's death-defying conditions provided a dramatic forum for the world's best surfers to showcase their talents, and played a pivotal role in the hunt for the 2009 ASP World Title...Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, current ASP World No. 2, found a sensational return to form today, besting Kai Otton (AUS), 29, in Round 3 before taking out a rampaging Bobby Martinez (USA), 27, in the Quarterfinals...A standout leader throughout the opening half of the season, Parkinson stumbled with three consecutive Equal 17th place finishes in California, France and Spain before punctuating an already-stellar run in Portugal with today's advancement to the Semifinals..."I'm just living to keep my dream alive," Parkinson said. "I don't focus on the opponent. I still have two heats to go and two heats to win and then the job is done."..Speculation has abounded since early August when a training session in Indonesia went awry and Parkinson was seen nursing a sore ankle. The progressive natural-footer put rumors to rest today, throwing himself over the ledge and punting massive airs with reckless abandon, even threading a Houdini-esque barrel in his Quarterfinals for a Perfect 10..."Anyone is a danger in these waves," Parkinson said. "Mother Nature can send you the wave of the day so anyone is a challenger. It has been awhile since I got really good waves in my heat and that has got the monkey off the back a bit."..Owen Wright (AUS), 19, wildcard into the Rip Curl Pro Search and current No. 3 on the 2009 ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS), continued his juggernaut run at the event, following up his Round 2 elimination of reigning nine-time ASP Wor
SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Tuesday, October 27, 2009) - Solid six-to-eight foot (2 - 3 metre) barrels opened up Supertubos today as the Rip Curl Pro Search finally utilized its primary venue for some incendiary Round 3 and Quarterfinal action...Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search had yet to run at Supertubos, but today's death-defying conditions provided a dramatic forum for the world's best surfers to showcase their talents, and played a pivotal role in...
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