It could be a rumour, or it could be a pro blatantly letting the cat out of the bag(!!). Check this out…
Several international news sources have been telling that the 2009 Rip Curl Search will be held in the Supertubos Beach, in Portugal. The rumour is spreading quick, after words by Tom Whitaker in STAB Magazine.
He was talking about Kelly Slater’s eventual retirement from the WCT in 2009. “He’s definitely gonna go to [the Rip Curl Search] Portugal because the place where we are staying has a sick golf course”, Whitaker state. Tom Whitaker might be talking about the four-star resort Atlantico Golfe Hotel, located in Peniche, near the world class wave of Supertubos. The 2009 Rip Curl Search Somewhere In will be the 9th stop of this year’s WCT.
The official schedule provided by the Association of Surfing Professional says it will happen between 19th-28th April, «Somewhere in the North Atlantic».
Check it out at surfertoday.com