Day 2: Rip Curl Pro Peniche, Portugal 2013 Surf Contest
It’s looking like Kelly Slater is out of the running for the ASP World Title this year, unless Mick Fanning gets eliminated before the semi finals in this event. After starting the year with some great events held in epic conditions, the last three events have had very lackluster conditions. Kelly’s comments can be heard in this video clip:
You have to wonder why heats that are so important to the title race between Mick and Kelly were run in such marginal conditions. The forecast is to blame, with increasing swell and poor conditions on offer for the rest of the waiting period. Still, it is tragic to see the title race come down to who gets luckiest in crappy surf… I’d much rather see them being pushed to their limits so that the best performance wins the title.