Rip Curl Pro: Day 1 Photos

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Day 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico was yesterday but I didn’t have enough time to get a post up so a day a day late will have to do. In fact I probably won’t have a post from today until tomorrow. Whatever, right? You just want to see some photos! Having never been to a ASP contest before, watching the top 32 surfers in the world compete in front of my eyes was amazing. There’s a huge difference between watching the webcast and watching the real thing.

The Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico enjoyed a massive opening day of competition today, completing Round 1 of the men’s event as well as Rounds 1 and 2 of the women’s in punchy three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) righthanders at the primary site of Middles.

Event No. 9 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico has hyper-focused the attention of the international sporting world, with a history-in-the-making ASP World Title Race.

Kelly Slater (USA), 38, former nine-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 1, could potentially clinch an unprecedented 10th ASP World Title in Puerto Rico, and moved one step closer to that goal today with an emphatic Round 1 victory.

Read the full recap over at aspworldtour.com.

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 1:
Kieren Perrow (AUS) 12.56, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 11.77, Travis Logie (ZAF) 9.13
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) 14.83, Taylor Knox (USA) 11.80, Roy Powers (HAW) 8.73
Heat 3: Tiago Pires (PRT) 13.70, Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.40, Luke Munro (AUS) 10.60
Heat 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 14.10, Gabe Kling (USA) 12.93, Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 11.70
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.90, Brett Simpson (USA) 12.20, Dylan Graves (PRI) 6.60
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.27, Daniel Ross (AUS) 13.40, Dillon Perillo (USA) 11.80
Heat 7: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.70, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.26, Dusty Payne (HAW) 12.14
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS) 13.50, Luke Stedman (AUS) 7.37, Andy Irons (HAW) N/S
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.37, Kai Otton (AUS) 10.77, Bobby Martinez (USA) 10.40
Heat 10: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.50, Damien Hobgood (USA) 11.00, Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 8.67
Heat 11: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 15.50, Tom Whitaker (AUS) 13.50, Jadson Andre (BRA) 10.17
Heat 12: Michel Bourez (PYF) 11.83, Adam Melling (AUS) 11.33, Chris Davidson (AUS) 9.03

RIP CURL PRO SEARCH PUERTO RICO ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1:
Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Dillon Perillo (USA)
Heat 2: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Dylan Graves (PRI)
Heat 3: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 4: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 5: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 6: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 7: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 8: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 9: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 10: Patrick Gudauskas (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 11: Brett Simpson (USA) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)
Heat 12: Daniel Ross (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)

Make sure to watch the live webcast at live.ripcurl.com, follow us on Twitter, as I will be tweeting from the beach, and also check out the page I setup especially for the Rip Curl Search Pro!

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