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Будет задействовано несколько залов, 2 бара, видео зал. Приходите, все кто любит музыку и хочет посмотреть наши фотографии. 


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Серфинг Йога Кемп в Португалии

Друзья, приглашаем вас в восхитительное и приносящее массу удовольствий путешествие к Атлантическому океану в Португалию "ЙОГА+СЁРФИНГ"!!! 

Даты путешествия: с 30 мая 2012г. по 9 июня 2012г. (плюс время в дороге вперед и назад).    



В путешествии мы будем ежедневно заниматься йоговской гимнастикой (физические упражнения+упражнения для дыхательной системы) на теплом и чистом песчаном побережье океана! Эти занятия будут направлены на растяжку, гибкость и релаксацию-восстановление тела, тем самым гармонично дополняя активные тренировки — катание на сёрфборде. 



Обучение серфингу (8 дней по 3-4 часа в день) будет проходить на волнах Атлантического океана вдоль красивейших пляжей под руководством самого хозяина школы сёрфинга Самуэля Фуртадо, очень уважаемого португальского сёрфера и сёрф-тичера, который знает побережье, как свои пять пальцев. Занятия сёрфингом — это идеальный вид спорта, великолепно тренирующий всё тело, делая его сильным, ловким и подтянутым. Но самое главное — сёрфинг — это чудо, приносящее неописуемые восторженные чувства! И, как сказал наш друг Сергей: "Предупреждаем, серфинг вызывает привыкание ;-)"





Школа серфинга расположена в южной части Португалии — Альгарве: на территории национального природного заповедника в пяти минутах от южного и десяти минутах от западного побережья Океана в тихой деревеньке рядом с городами Сагреш и Лагош. Это совершенно райское место по своей красоте, а благодаря близости двух побережий — это, возможно, лучшее место для катания в течении всего года, поскольку волны образуются и на западном, и на южном побережье, всегда давая серферу возможность найти лучшие волны.



Сёрф-кемп базируется на частной вилле со всеми удобствами, расположенной на вершине холма в тихом и живописном местечке, что способствует отдыху после серфинга: здесь вы сможете насладиться окружающей тишиной и нетронутой природой. Подробнее о сёрф-кемпе здесь:http://vkontakte.ru/topic-34542717_25850750



В Португалии мы будем наслаждаться жарким солнцем (в среднем температура воздуха будет +28), купаться в Атлантическом океане (температура воды будет около +20), а также сможем наблюдать закат солнца на самой крайней точке Европы, там где соединяются южное побережье с западным.





Кроме йоги и сёрфинга, будет путешествие к дельфинам, живущим в дикой природе (прямо в океане), мы поплывем к ним на специальной лодке и будем наблюдать и общаться с ними совсем рядом 🙂



Плюс ко всему этому в наше путешествие входит три посещения великолепного spa-центра c сауной, джакузи и бассейном! 🙂



Добро пожаловать! Записаться в путешествие можно по тел. 8 (921) 344 62 02

Стоимость тура 1100 Евро.



В стоимость входит:


— проживание на вилле в течение 10 дней и 10 ночей;


— ежедневное вкусное и здоровое питание (завтрак, ланч, ужин);


— ежедневный трансфер до пляжа и обратно на джипе или микроавтобусе;


— ежедневные тренировки по йоговской гимнастике под руководством опытного и компетентного инструктора Екатерины Силванд — будет 10 или более занятий. 


Индивидуальные консультации по тренировкам;


— уроки по сёрфингу (16 уроков: по 2 урока в день х 8 дней) под руководством самого хозяина школы сёрфинга Самуэля Фуртадо, очень уважаемого португальского сёрфера и сёрф-тичера с 18-летним стажем покорения волн;


— аренда сёрфборда и гидрокостюма;


— 3 посещения прекрасного spa-центра с сауной, джакузи и бассейном;


— встреча с дельфинами в открытом океане;


— 2 дня барбекю на свежем воздухе на вилле;


— доступ в интернет (wi-fi);


— бильярд и дартс;


— гитара и там-тамы;


— трансфер от железнодорожного вокзала в г.Лагуш до сёрф-кемпа и обратно.



Вы можете оплатить всю стоимость путешествия в любое время до 15 мая. Предоплату в размере 250 Евро необходимо внести до 15 апреля для резервирования мест и организационных расходов. Если вы передумаете участвовать в путешествии до 15 апреля, то предоплата будет возвращена полностью. Начиная с 15 апреля, мы сможем вам вернуть всю внесённую предоплату, за исключением 250 Евро. 



При оплате тура до 31 марта стоимость 1000 Евро.

Серф кемп в Португалии снижает цены!!!

Все вокруг дорожает, еда бензин и прочее, но цены на наш серф кемп в Португалии понижаются! 

  

Это не рекламный ход и не скидка, теперь просто новая цена. 
Стоимость пакетов (уроки, оборудование, завтраки, проживание и трансферы) меняется так: 
с 520 до 450 евро в неделю, в пик сезона июль и август, 
стоимость пребывания в июне и сентябре 400 евро, 
с октября по май 370 евро.
  

Пишите и бронируйте места.  
Подробнее о школе Тут…

Новое направление, серфинг в МЕКСИКЕ

Совсем недавно, пару дней назад мы вернулись из путешествия по Мексике. Мы путешествовали три недели посмотрели много разных мест, познакомились с прекрасными людьми. В общей сложности наш маршрут покрыл почти половину страны. Своими рассказами об этой замечательной стране мы и хотели поделиться с вами. 

Помимо того, что мы посетили много достопримечательностей, мы так же нашли отличные школы серфинга в разных частях страны, которые предлагаем для вас. На фото к этой новости вы можете увидеть наш логотип внутри календаря майя, который наделал столько шума. По расчетам этого календаря в 2012 году произойдет смена эпохи.



Оглавление: 

Юкатан 
Мехико 
Оахака 
 Саюлита 
12 Дорога до Саюлиты, Акапулько 
13 Саюлита 
14 Сикрет спот 
15 Сан Панчо спот 
16 Буррос спот 
17 Парадон спот

Новое направление — Эквадор

Мы снова открываем новое направление, в этот раз Эквадор. Страна о которой не так много известно в России. Тут отличные волны в теплом Тихом океане и обучение мирового класса.  

  

Города, где не затихает ночная жизнь. И знаменитые на весь мир Галопогосские острова с самым лучшим на свете дайвингом.

В Эквадоре делают доски из самого легкого дерева в мире, на месте можно посмотреть, как устроено производство и заказать доску себе. 
Тут можно поесть очень вкусные и свежие морепродукты, фрукты и шоколад.  
  

Почитать о школе можно тут…


О серфинге в Эквадоре тут…
Уже добавлены новые фото и запись в блоге об Эквадоре, будет больше 🙂

Kelly Slater Claims Historic 11th ASP World Title at Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco


OCEAN BEACH, San Francisco/California (Wednesday, November 2, 2011) – Kelly Slater (USA), 39, has claimed a historic 11th ASP World Title today, clinching the year-long pursuit with his advancement out of Round 3 at the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.

In pristine three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) peaks at Ocean Beach, Slater fought back to an inspired start from opponent Dan Ross (AUS), 28, to claim victory in the dying moments in front of a capacity crowd at Ocean Beach.

“It was a scrappy heat, I didn’t win it in the most effortless style,” Slater said. “I’ve had a lot of heats with Rossy (Dan Ross) this year, and he’s real dangerous with a little power so I knew he’d be dangerous and I was nowhere to be found in the beginning of that heat. I was hunting those lefts and they were fading off I was thinking ‘why am I taking off on these things.’ I knew I had to get in on some of those rights. That wave had a nice open face and I thought it’d probably be just enough.”

After a banner year that witnessed the iconic Floridian make five of nine Finals (thus far) and post three wins, Slater seems to be surfing at the top of his game.

“This is pretty fabulous,” Slater said. “Two days ago in the afternoon it was chunky and small and didn’t look inviting at all. Yesterday was nice and today looks like a nice day in France. I don’t know, this hasn’t sunk in. I’ve been pretty stressed about it and I’m glad it’s over. It’s very fulfilling and there’s personal satisfaction. It feels real nice. I’ve dedicated my life to surfing and competing and to go a whole year and win a world title and have it pay off, it’s really fulfilling. To win on American soil is nice. Everyone’s been so cool and the locals have been so stoked. It’s been a special time. It’s been warm and offshore and a nice little swell. Someone’s looking over us and probably Andy (Irons).”

Today’s clinching of the 2011 ASP World Title comes on the one-year anniversary of the passing of Andy Irons. Irons, who is credited with being a defining force in Slater’s career, was once a bitter rival of the champ (claiming three consecutive ASP World Titles himself) but became a close friend and confidant in recent years. The symbolism of today was not lost on Slater.

“It’s sort of weird and I’ve been thinking about a lot of things coming together,” Slater said. “What are the chances of me winning on the anniversary of Andy passing away? It makes it a lot more special for me. It’s a way to celebrate my memories with him and be thinking about him. It’s been on my mind and I wrote a story about him the other day. It’s a time to think back.”

2011 ASP World Title Series Results:

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: 
WINNER

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: Equal 5th

Billabong Rio Pro: Equal 13th

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay: No Show

Billabong Pro Tahiti: WINNER

Quiksilver Pro New York: Runner-Up

Hurley Pro at Trestles: WINNER

Quiksilver Pro France: Equal 5th

Rip Curl Pro Portugal: Runner-UP

Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco: TBD

Billabong Pipeline Masters: TBD

With the 2011 ASP World Title sealed, Slater is now focused on performing in the event at hand, the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.

“I’m refocusing on another win here,” Slater said. “I’ve accomplished the year goal. I definitely feel like I can go out and surf a lot more relaxed now. It’s really nice to win here in these conditions with so many people on the beach, I thought it’d be freezing cold and onshore and it’s been amazing.”

Having claimed his first ASP World Title in 1992 at the age of 20, Slater still boasts the record for the youngest-ever ASP World Title holder. Now at 39 years of age, Slater holds the record of being the oldest ASP World Champion ever, but was characteristically coy regarding any talk of retirement.

“I think 39 is actually pretty young to most people,” Slater said. “I guess in the past, you would top out once you hit 30, but that’s definitely not the case now. I feel like I’m surfing at the highest level of my career and I feel like I can keep going. I haven’t thought about it too much, but I plan on relaxing for the rest of the year and enjoying my time in Hawaii. We’ll see what 2012 brings to the table.”

Kelly Slater’s ASP World Title Clinch Locations:

2011:
 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco – USA

2010: Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico – USA Territory

2008: Billabong Pro Mundaka – Basque/Spain

2006: Billabong Pro Mundaka – Basque/Spain

2005: Nova Schin Festival – Brazil

1998: Mountain Dew Pipeline Masters – Hawaii

1997: Expo 98 Figueira 97 – Portugal

1996: Coca Cola Figueira 96 – Portugal

1995: Chiemsee Pipe Masters – Hawaii

1994: Chiemsee Gerry Lopez Pipe Masters – Hawaii

1992: Alternativa Surf Rio – Brazil

The Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco is Stop No. 10 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Series with a waiting period from November 1-12. The 2011 Pro Search will be broadcast live on Fuel TV, Livestream.com and live.ripcurl.com

Surfline, official forecasters for the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco, are calling for he first two days of the waiting period, Tuesday and Wednesday, to see solid northwest ground and windswell mix along with generally favorable wind conditions (although still lumpy and bumpy surf on Tuesday). The end of the week and into the following weekend (3rd-6th) will see more swell, but also variable and, at times, strong onshore wind.

ASP Releases 2012 World Tour Schedule

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California/USA (Tuesday, November 15, 2011) – ASP International has released its 2012 World Tour schedule today, outlining the respective ASP World Title, ASP World Junior, ASP World Longboard, ASP Masters, ASP Prime and ASP Star tours for the year ahead:

2012 ASP World Title Series:

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast – Australia (February 25 – March 7, 2012)

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach – Australia (April 3 – 14, 2012)

Billabong Rio Pro – Brazil (May 9 – 20, 2012)

Volcom Fiji Pro – Fiji (June 3 – 16, 2012)

Billabong Pro Jeffreys Bay – South Africa (July 11 – 22, 2012)

Billabong Pro Teahupoo – Tahiti (August 16 – 27, 2012)

Quiksilver Pro New York – USA (September 2 – 14, 2012)

Hurley Pro at Trestles – USA (September 15 – 23, 2012)

Quiksilver Pro France – France (September 26 – October 6, 2012)

Rip Curl Pro Portugal – Portugal (October 7 – 17, 2012)

Billabong Pipe Masters – Hawaii (December 8 – 20, 2012)

Notably absent from the 2012 ASP World Title Series schedule is the Rip Curl Pro Search, but the event will return in 2013.

Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, threading a Cloudbreak barrel in 2008 when the world’s best surfers last battled in Fiji. Next year, the ASP Top 34 will return to idyllic islands of Tavarua and Namotu for the Volcom Pro Fiji.

Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, threading a Cloudbreak barrel in 2008 when the world’s best surfers last battled in Fiji. Next year, the ASP Top 34 will return to idyllic islands of Tavarua and Namotu for the Volcom Pro Fiji.



“We are taking a year off from the front line of running the event and putting a solid 18 months into the planning of the 2013 Rip Curl Pro Search. To take the Search to the next level is always the goal. We do that every year, but following San Francisco and the twist it delivered to the surfing world we feel we need more time and care to really blow minds,” said Rip Curl’s Neil Ridgway. “Throughout the history of the Rip Curl Pro Search we have had everything from ASP world titles to underworld rip offs, terrorist alerts to perfect tubes, great personal and professional difficulty and epic celebration parties. This event more than any other combines the discipline of professional sport with the traveling lifestyle and freedom surfers love. It needs to be nurtured so it grows better than ever. A year tending to it in planning is the right way to develop it.”

The 2012 ASP Women’s World Title Series sees the return of the core seven events from this season, and the ASP will be diligently working on adding events before the start of the season in February.

2012 ASP Women’s World Title Series:

Roxy Pro Gold Coast – Australia (February 25 – March 7, 2012)

Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach – Australia (April 3 – 9, 2012)

TSB Bank New Zealand Surf Festival – New Zealand (April 11 – 15, 2012)

Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic – Australia (April 18 – 23, 2012)

Billabong Rio Pro – Brazil (May 9 – 20, 2012)

Roxy Pro Biarritz – France (July 9 – 15, 2012)

Nike US Open of Surfing – USA (July 30 – August 5, 2012)

2011 marked the first fully functioning year for the ASP Prime Series and the initial offering was a resounding success. The ASP Prime events will continue to showcase the established elite tour campaigners battling the new guard in ten venues this coming year.

2012 ASP Prime Series:

Hang Loose Pro – Brazil (February 7 – 12, 2012)

Telstra Drug Aware Pro – Australia (March 19 – 25, 2012)

Nike Lowers Pro – USA (April 30 – May 5, 2012)

Saquarema Surf Pro International – Brazil (May 21 – 27, 2012)

Mr Price Pro Ballito – South Africa (July 2 – 9, 2012)

Nike US Open of Surfing – USA (July 30 – August 5, 2012)

Azores Island Pro – Portugal (October 19 – 24, 2012)

Super Surf International – Brazil (October 27 – November 1, 2012)

S B Reef Hawaiian Pro – Hawaii (November 14 – 25, 2012)

Vans World Cup – Hawaii (November 26 – December 6, 2012)

The 2011 ASP World Tour season will culminate with the Vans Hawaiian Triple Crown of Surfing, currently running on the North Shore of Oahu.

To review the complete 2012 ASP World Tour schedule, check it out HERE

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

Gabriel Medina Claims Maiden Elite ASP Tour Victory at Quiksilver Pro France

LA GRAVIERE, Hossegor/France (Wednesday, October 12, 2011) – Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17, newcomer to the elite ASP Top 34 after September’s rotation, has secured his inaugural ASP World Title victory today, taking out the Quiksilver Pro France over Julian Wilson (AUS), 22, in high-performance three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at La Graviere.

Gabriel Medina (BRA), 17, fresh face to the elite ASP Top 34 after the September rotation, partially vindicated the new ASP system today, collecting his maiden ASP World Title event win at the Quiksilver Pro France.

Gabriel Medina

Stop No. 8 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver Pro France culminated today in exciting fashion as the next generation of ASP World Title contenders announced their intentions on the world stage.

Medina, in only second event as an ASP Top 34 member, cut a swathe through the world’s best surfers, securing three of the top five highest single-wave scores of the event en route to his emotional win.

“This is the best feeling ever,” Medina said. “I beat some great guys on the way to Final and I’m very stoked now. I want to thank all my friends and family and god for their support. It has been an amazing week for me. Just two years ago, I was here competing in the King of the Groms and I won that event and now I’m here in the main event and I’ve won it. It doesn’t seem real.”

Julian Wilson (AUS), 22, will face Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, in the Quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Pro France.

Julian Wilson

Opening their final clash with a strong 7.83 for a full-rotation forehand aerial, Medina was put on the back foot by an in-form Wilson until the dying moments, when the young Brazilian blasted several high-risk maneuvers on a lengthy lefthander to secure a 9.17 and regain the lead.

“The start of the heat was slow and it was going high tide so it was a challenge,” Medina said. “It was a fun heat. It was a hard hat as well. Julian (Wilson) is an incredible surfer and I know he wanted to win very badly. I knew I needed a big score on that final wave and I had to throw everything I had to get it. I’m very happy right now.”

Wilson built momentum throughout the final day of competition, dispatching of the tour’s heavy hitters and posting some impressive scores. The young Australian’s Runner-Up finish today marks a career best and is indicative of his recent run of improvements amongst the world’s elite (5th and the 3rd previously).

“Everything feels good and I’m very happy to be here on the podium,” Wilson said. “It’s been a great event for me and congrats to Gabriel (Medina) for his incredible run here in France. I have so many amazing memories of watching this event as a kid, seeing Andy (Irons) and Kelly (Slater) go for it and to be in it now is a very special feeling. I’m hoping to improve in the coming events and looking forward to Portugal.”

Taylor Knox (USA), 40, posted his best result of the year today, finishing Equal 3rd and bolting from 32 to 21 on the ASP World Title rankings. Knox, who was in searing fashion throughout the event, eventually fell to the high-flying antics of Medina in the Semifinals.

“This is one of the best events I’ve had for a while but yeah I definitely ran into ‘Medina Airlines’ there in the Semifinals,” Knox said. “It’s a huge result for me and I felt like my surfing was really coming together. I have some really good boards right now and I’m hoping to keep the momentum up. We’re looking at maybe getting some big barrels in Portugal next week so that will be exciting and we have a lot of interesting events to finish the year with.”

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 23, back in his first event since injury in Tahiti, exhibited an impressive return to form throughout the event, but was unable to overcome Wilson in their Semifinal clash.

“I’m really happy with a 3rd and it’s a good result for me,” Smith said. “To be honest, I’m just happy to be back in the water. It feels great to be back and I just couldn’t get into the right waves until the end of that Semifinal there. Julian (Wilson) got off to a good start and he’s been ripping so I hope he posts a win here.”

Kelly Slater (USA), 39, reigning 10-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 1, was ousted in today’s Quarterfinals by an on-fire Medina. The iconic Floridian looked out of sorts in the shifting morning conditions as the young Brazilian dominated on both his forehand and backhand.

“Not much of a performance by me,” Slater said. “I guess he surfed well, I didn’t really see much as I was just floating out the back. Unfortunately, I was out of synch the whole time and didn’t really have a chance to battle it out with him.”

With the dust settled in the south of France, it has been determined that the 2011 ASP World Title cannot be decided at the next event in Portugal and will go to at least San Francisco.

Highlights from the Quiksilver Pro France will be available via http://www.quiksilverlive.com

The next stop on the 2011 ASP World Title season will be the Rip Curl Pro Portugal from October 15 – 24, 2011.

For additional information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE FINAL RESULTS:

1 – 
Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.00

2 – Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.10

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE SEMIFINAL RESULTS:

SF 1: 
Gabriel Medina (BRA) 19.57 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 7.00

SF 2: Julian Wilson (AUS) 18.50 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.55

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

QF 1: 
Taylor Knox (USA) 15.17 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 9.50

QF 2: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 16.66 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 8.60

QF 3: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 15.26 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 13.77

QF 4: Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.00 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 3.54

ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (After Completion of Quiksilver Pro France):

1. 
Kelly Slater (USA) 50,150 pts

2. Owen Wright (AUS) 43,900 pts

3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 35,900 pts

4. Taj Burrow (AUS) 34,450 pts

5. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 34,000 pts

Adriano de Souza Claims Rip Curl Pro Portugal Over Kelly Slater at Picturesque Supertubos

SUPERTUBOS, Peniche/Portugal (Tuesday, October 18, 2011) – Adriano de Souza (BRA), 24, has taken out the Rip Curl Pro Portugal over Kelly Slater (USA), 39, in clean three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) barrels at Supertubos today.

Event No. 9 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title Series, the Rip Curl Pro Portugal culminated in exciting fashion today as a feast of picturesque barrels closed out one of the most memorable events in ASP history.

De Souza tore through the field on the final day of competition, taking down Travis Logie (ZAF), 32, Michel Bourez (PYF), 25, and Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, en route to his final clash with Slater. The young Brazilian opened up with a solid forehand barrel to secure a 9.00 out of a possible 10 and put pressure on the defending champion. Slater answered back with two solid scores of his own, but De Souza came back in the final minutes to hammer the nail in the coffin and secure the third elite tour win of his career.

“Kelly (Slater) has been my hero since I ever heard about surfing,” De Souza said. “He is a living legend and to be competing against him at this level is more than a dream come true. He has pushed me more than any other surfer and I owe him a lot. The waves have been incredible for this event. Thanks to Rip Curl for bringing us here and thanks to all the Portuguese who have supported me throughout the event.”

Today’s win vaults De Souza from 6th to 3rd on the ASP World Title rankings and into contention heading into the last two events of the year.

“I haven’t been as consistent as I would like to be this season but I have had two of the biggest results of my career here and in Brazil,” De Souza said. “It’s very special to win in these kinds of conditions. I just want to finish the year with some good results – I’m not thinking about the World Title.”

Slater, reigning 10-time ASP World Champion, moved one step closer to clinching his 11th crown today. Should he finish 9th or better in the upcoming Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco event (two heat wins), he will seal the deal.

“It’s been an amazing event,” Slater said. “I can’t remember a time when we’ve had so many 9s and high 8s and we’ve all just got barreled off our heads for three days straight. It’s been pretty amazing. Unfortunately, there was really only that one good one in the Final and I made a priority mistake and let Adriano (de Souza) have it. It’s obviously a good result for me and it makes things harder on everyone else. Let’s hope for good conditions in San Francisco.”

Taj Burrow (AUS), 33, rampaged through the day’s affairs, claiming a Round 4 win before dispatching of red-hot rookie Julian Wilson (AUS), 22, in the Quarterfinals. Burrow then faced Slater in a heated Semifinal exchange. The Western Australian pulled out to an early lead as both tube specialists went blow for blow in the opening exchanges. However, a last-minute Perfect 10 from the champ would seal the deal and send Burrow home with an Equal 3rd.

“What do you say after that?” Burrow said. “It was another one of those situations where we were both getting good waves. I broke my board and was paddling out when he dropped in on that left – first left of the heat – and I knew it was a 10 straight away. I’m still a bit blown away. It’s been an amazing event though. Some of the best waves I’ve ever surfed.”

Bede Durbidge (AUS), 28, matched his best result of the season today, besting John John Florence (HAW), 19, and Joel Parkinson (AUS), 30, en route to his Equal 3rd place finish. Despite having his run halted by De Souza in the Semifinals, today’s result moves Durbidge from 18th to 15th on the ASP World Title rankings and that much closer to cracking the Top 10.

“It’s been a big event for me here so I can’t be upset with losing there,” Durbidge said. “We’ve had incredible waves throughout the event and I just didn’t have the rhythm there in the Semifinal. It’s a big result for me and hopefully that turns my year around heading into the last two events.”

Owen Wright (AUS), 21, current No. 2 on the ASP World Title rankings, was eliminated this morning in a hard-fought Round 3 battle against ASP Dream Tour newcomer John John Florence (HAW), 19. Despite posting an excellent 16.96 out of a possible 20, Wright was unable to overcome the preternatural onslaught from the young Hawaiian.

“When I saw John John (Florence) moving through the draw, I knew there was a real possibility of meeting him early on,” Wright said. “He’s obviously very dangerous in these conditions as it resembles him home at Pipeline. That said, I put together a good heat I think so I can hold my head up. I just didn’t come out on top in this instance.”

Wright’s early ousting from the Rip Curl Pro Portugal doesn’t bode well for his 2011 ASP World Title campaign as reigning 10-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 39, moves closer to clinching the crown. However, the young Australian remains positive in his approach to the remainder of the season.

“I’m going to go home before San Francisco and recharge,” Wright said. “There are still two events to go and I really want to finish my year strong.”

Highlights from the Rip Curl Pro Portugal will be available via http://live.ripcurl.com

Thanks to our broadcast partners at FUEL TV in Australia and Portugal, Ma Chaine Sport in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland and Africa as well as ESPN in Brazil.

The next stop on the 2011 ASP World Title season will be the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco from November 1 – 12, 2011.

For additional information log on to www.aspworldtour.com

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING FINAL RESULTS:

1 – 
Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.67

2 – Kelly Slater (USA) 14.73

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING SEMIFINAL RESULTS:

SF 1: 
Kelly Slater (USA) 19.50 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 16.87

SF 2: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.83 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.03

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:

QF 1: 
Taj Burrow (AUS) 17.94 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.50

QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.70 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 7.67

QF 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 17.60 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 17.53

QF 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 17.10 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.60

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING HEAT 5 RESULTS:

Heat 1: 
Julian Wilson (AUS) 6.83 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 3.50

Heat 2: Heitor Alves (BRA) 15.40 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 13.74

Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 18.93 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 17.96

Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 17.44 def. John John Florence (HAW) 17.06

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING ROUND 4 RESULTS:

Heat 1: 
Taj Burrow (AUS) 17.13, Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.70, Damien Hobgood (USA) 14.10

Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.30, Heitor Alves (BRA) 17.20, Chris Davidson (AUS) 13.40

Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.30, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 14.64, Bede Durbidge (AUS) 11.67

Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.00, John John Florence (HAW) 17.84, Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.10

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING ROUND 3 RESULTS:

Heat 9: 
Adriano de Souza (BRA) 11.60 def. Travis Logie (ZAF) 8.10

Heat 10: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.56 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.30

Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF) 16.27 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 14.54

Heat 12: John John Florence (HAW) 17.33 def. Owen Wright (AUS) 16.96

ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 5 (after Rip Curl Pro Portugal)

1. 
Kelly Slater (USA) 58,150 pts

2. Owen Wright (AUS) 45,650 pts

3. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 42,450 pts

4. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 41,100 pts

5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 40,950 pts