Break in the weather
Round 1 of Rip Curl Pro goes down in turbulent conditions.
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That Perfect Storm of yesterday still has a day or so to blow itself out. Today we were greeted with rainstorms, swirling winds, messy four- to six-foot Supertubos and a number of contest calls. Round 1 was eventually called on at 1:00 p.m. with the first heat hitting the water at 1:30.
A major sporting event on a Sunday in Portugal with Tiago Pires, who is basically a National hero, meant large crowds with umbrellas and traffic jams like ...
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