Location, Location, Location
The penultimate stop of the WSL Championship Tour is the final countdown. It’s the bottom of the eighth inning, five minutes left in the fourth quarter, mile-24 of a marathon. Because when the top-32 arrives in Peniche, Portugal, there are only two more opportunities to gain ground or fall behind. To win or to lose. To stomp the air or come unglued. It is where, in the thumping beach breaks of a surf-obsessed town, things suddenly get real. (Real good.)
The Meo Rip Curl Pro Portugal waiting period runs from October 20 – 31. Portugal is eight hours ahead of California, so if the thought of Filipe landing a massive air or Owen getting blown out of a deep pit without you watching is just too much to handle, enjoy their heats at worldsurfleague.com.