Long day at the office

Delays make for long day two at Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Originally Published: October 14, 2012
By Peter 'Joli' Wilson | ESPN.com

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Brett Simpson surfed in the first heat of the day on day two of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal and arrived at the contest site at 6.30 a.m. ready to paddle out in his match up with Australia's Matty Wilkinson.

Over 10 hours later, the pair finally pulled on their contest jerseys.

There aren't many other locations in the world where a surfing contest of this magnitude would get under way at 4:45 in the afternoon. Contest ...

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