MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal is the world’s top professional surfing competition held every October at the Supertubos beach in Peniche. The event was founded in 2009 and is featuring leading surfers of the world. Moreover, it is included within the WSL—World Surf League Tour. The best surf beaches are selected to host this adrenaline-boosting event. Carcavelos, Guincho, and Supertubos are famous for excellent Atlantic swells and large, tubular-shaped waves.
During MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the best men and women from all around the globe compete in barrels ranged from 2-12 ft (0,6-3,7 m), pounding into the Portuguese sandbank. But if the swell isn’t right or the winds switch, there are plenty of waves for free surfing. As Peniche is a peninsula, you can always bet the other side of the peninsula instead of Supertubos.
The defending men's champion of the event became Brazilian surfer Italo Ferreira. Being the first back-to-back winner on the event, he won the event in 2018 and then in 2019. The defending women's champion became the American surfer Caroline Marks, who was the youngest winner of the event.
MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal was held at various locations. However, Supertubos in Peniche has become its most iconic spot. If you are a surfer, the wave at Supertubos is a must-do. Nazare is also known for its huge waves. When you are done watching surfers, enjoy the advantages that Coastal Portugal has to offer: fresh sardines and other seafood, excellent wine, and beautiful nature.