Portugal Heat Draw

All the info you'll need for the 2015 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Fresh off a torching performance in France, Gabriel Medina carries big momentum heading into the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal. Here, Gabe catches every bit of a Peniche tube from the competition in 2012. Photo: Joli
Fresh off a torching performance in France, Gabriel Medina carries big momentum heading into the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal. Here, Gabe catches every bit of a Peniche tube from the competition in 2012. Photo: Joli

We’re in the home stretch of the 2015 WSL Championship Tour, and time is of the essence heading into Portugal. Unlike most events that start a few weeks after the previous competition is completed, the 2015 Moche Rip Curl Pro has just a few short days. Many a Fantasy Surfer player has been caught napping and forgets to choose their teams after France ends and Portugal begins. Don’t be that person this year. Select your team NOW and be prepared.

Here are the facts:

WHO: The WSL Men's Top 34 + 2 wildcards

WHAT: Stop #10 of the Men's 2015 WSL Championship Tour

WHEN: October 20-31, 2015

WHERE: Peniche, Portugal

TIME ZONE: Peniche, Portugal is in the GMT+1 time zone

This means that 8am, October 20th, in Peniche is:
4pm, October 20th, in Tokyo
5pm, October 20th, in Sydney
8am, October 20th, in United Kingdom
3am, October 20th, in New York
12am, October 20th, in Los Angeles
9pm, October 19th, in Honolulu

Plan accordingly. If your time zone equivalent is not listed above, we recommend visiting www.TimeAndDate.com to see yours.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Mick Fanning

WILDCARDS / INJURIES / INJURY REPLACEMENTS: (Updated October 16th, 2015) Jordy Smith (back), Fred Patacchia (retired), Taj Burrow (family), Matt Banting (knee) and Dusty Payne (back) have all officially withdrawn from the event. Mason Ho and Vasco Ribeiro have been given wildcards from Rip Curl for the event and are now available for trading. Replacement surfers include Tomas Hermes, Artiz Aranburu, Caio Ibelli, Frederico Morais, and Tiago Pires.

EVENT WEBSITE: Tune into the WSL's event live at WorldSurfLeague.com

HEAT DRAW:
Heat 1: Filipe Toledo, Jadson Andre, Tomas Hermes
Heat 2: Gabriel Medina, Miguel Pupo, Mason Ho
Heat 3: Julian Wilson, Keanu Asing, Caio Ibelli
Heat 4: Owen Wright, Michel Bourez, Vasco Ribeiro
Heat 5: Adriano de Souza, Kolohe Andino, Frederico Morais
Heat 6: Mick Fanning, Sebastian Zietz, Tiago Pires
Heat 7: Kelly Slater, Adrian Buchan, Aritz Aranburu
Heat 8: Italo Ferreira, Joel Parkinson, Brett Simpson
Heat 9: Jeremy Flores, Matt Wilkinson, Ricardo Christie
Heat 10: Nat Young, Kai Otton, Glenn Hall
Heat 11: Bede Durbidge, John John Florence, C.J. Hobgood
Heat 12: Josh Kerr, Wiggolly Dantas, Adam Melling

Trade your teams NOW for the Moche Rip Curl Pro. Trading closes the moment the first wave of Heat One, Round One, begins. Visit FantasySurfer.com to choose your team now.