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Moore's money

Carissa Moore takes out Women's Rip Curl Pro Portugal.

Updated: October 14, 2010, 1:40 PM ET
By Peter "Joli" Wilson

Preview Day 1 Day 2

"Dark red turning to purple," was how one official described the swell maps on Friday afternoon, while one UK photographer hanging in the bar of the Rip Curl Hotel HQ put forward that it was "All hype, the swell is a hoax it's only three-foot at Supertubos because I just checked."

Reality? It was somewhere in the middle and a lot of Rip Curl staff had a sleepless Friday night. High tide was around 4 a.m., which is approximately when the swell ...

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