Here are your Rip Curl Pro, Portugal Quarterfinalists

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Kelly Slater, still the King, despite being eliminated today by Raoni Monteiro.  Photo by ASP / Kirstin

Jam Packed! So much happened today in Portugal! The Rip Curl Pro ran the remainder of round three, round four and round five (save the last heat). And, the biggest upset? Kelly Slater was eliminated by Raoni Monteiro in round three. “That was a key heat,” said Kelly. “It’s that round you really want to get through because there are so many more points on offer for the next round. When you start throwing stuff away, the problem is that I’m going to be carrying a 13th now. It’s just the way it is, and maybe it will make for a better finish to the year. It could become exciting. I’m kind of sneakily up there at the top with the wins, but I was carrying a couple bad results already and now I’m definitely going to be carrying one of those three by the end of the year. It’s a little frustrating, but it might make it more interesting in the long run. Joel, Mick and John John are really good in these conditions. John John is super sneaky in these kind of waves, and I expect Mick to find his waves also.”

Joel Parkinson, licking his lips.  Photo by ASP / Cestari

Kelly’s extraction from the contest makes the title race much brighter for Joel Parkinson, who’s currently world number one but could feel Kelly coming for him. “Even though he’s in second on the ratings and he’s out of the event, we have a little bit of work to do in front of us,” said joel. “It definitely tightens up the race a little. I guess doing that might bring it down to Pipe. I think it’s time for me to win another event though. It’s been far too long. Hopefully I’ve been keeping it for the right time.”

Owen Wright, flashing fins for ASP / Kirstin.

Don’t miss the business end of this event. It’s gonna be excellent, as you’ll see from the quarters match-ups below.

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 3: 
Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.50 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 5.33
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.24 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 10.50
Heat 5: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 11.33 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 10.43
Heat 6: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.73 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 6.17
Heat 7: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 9.20 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 5.27
Heat 8: Julian Wilson (AUS) 16.00 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 10.23
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS) 16.27 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 9.83
Heat 10: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.43 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.33
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.27 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 10.60
Heat 12: Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.77 def. Yadin Nicol (AUS) 9.84

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 4 RESULTS:
Heat 1: 
Gabriel Medina (BRA) 18.50, Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.80, John John Florence (HAW) 5.77
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.30, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 7.53, Josh Kerr (AUS) 6.26
Heat 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) 14.46, Owen Wright (AUS) 13.07, Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 12.40
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.10, Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.06, Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.93

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL ROUND 5 RESULTS:
Heat 1: 
Josh Kerr (AUS) 16.57 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 11.84
Heat 2: John John Florence (HAW) 17.03 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 5.80
Heat 3: Owen Wright (AUS) 18.00 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 16.54

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL REMAINING ROUND 5 MATCH-UP:
Heat 4: 
Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)

RIP CURL PRO PORTUGAL QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS:
QF 1: 
Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
QF 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. John John Florence (HAW)
QF 3: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Owen Wright (AUS)
QF 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. TBD

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