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Like the chin of an amateur boxer, the Portuguese coastline sits exposed to North Atlantic swells, just waiting to get hit — and the Atlantic knows how to pack a punch. The third competition of the 2022 CT season will be held at Supertubos, a powerful bea
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Monster Lineup for the Meo Pro Portugal 2022

Mar 032022

Like the chin of an amateur boxer, the Portuguese coastline sits exposed to North Atlantic swells, just waiting to get hit — and the Atlantic knows how to pack a punch. The third competition of the 2022 CT season will be held at Supertubos, a powerful beach break just south of the fishing-turned-surfing town of Peniche (about an hour and fifteen minutes from Lisbon). Though fickle and tide sensitive, this shifty break is a favorite among competitors who are tube savvy or unafraid of a dumpy ramp. And if this non-stop run of swell in the North Atlantic continues — as it tends to do this time of year — we’ll be in for an incredible show. The 2022 Meo Pro Portugal runs from March 3 to 13, and we're ready for action!

Check Out the Monster Threats

Seth Moniz: Currently ranked 3rd in the world, Seth enters Portugal with swagger in his step, ready to play a game of leapfrog.

Filipe ToledoSupertubos favors the quick-footed, and Filipe might as well have rocket-laced booties. Ranked 7th on the CT after two events, Filipe’s looking to break into that top-5.

Conner Coffin: This is an event in which Conner has finaled in the past, and since he’s currently sitting below the cut line, a performance in Portugal would be well-timed.

Griffin Colapinto: Griff had great expectations on his shoulders going into Hawaii, where he got unlucky in a couple of heats and bowed out early. Expect the punchy tubes of Peniche to treat him much better.

Bettylou Sakura Johnson: At just 16 years old, she’s sitting at No. 6 in the world going into Europe. We sense she’s still not satisfied. Expect a surge in Peniche.

The Answers to What You're Thinking

 

Didn’t this event use to be at the end of the season?

You must be sensing a trend. Like Hawaii, Portugal has shifted to the beginning of the year, which might actually be better because there’s more swell in the water this time of year.

 

How’s the forecast?

Plenty of swell on tap, but iffy winds. Luckily, Supertubos is protected from north winds.

 

What about the rest of the Euro leg?

It got amputated. No France this year. After Portugal, the tour is heading to Australia.

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