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Watch: Griffin Colapinto, Italo Ferreira, Cast Of CT Surfers Warm-Up In Chunky Portuguese Beachbreaks

Will we be seeing similar gale-force onshores through the event window?

cinema // Mar 5, 2024
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Read our Premium Portugal CT Preview here.

“The Jetstream is being a real dick currently,” writes Paul Evans, in his lyrical event preview. “It’s pretty normal for it to migrate south in winter, but not this far — current models have it over North Africa, when it should be over France. That could be somewhat problematic, with gales forecast for the early part of the waiting period and gales being forecast for the latter.”

Though Paul goes further in depth through his piece, the gist is simple — the singular European stop on the 2024 CT may not continue the trend of pristine conditions which began in Hawaii.

With howling westerly arrows occupying much of the event window, conditions will likely be what filmmaker Peyton Willard would describe as ‘challenging.’

Above, he documents a handful of the world’s best making unruly airdrops and overhead onshore sections look like a playful day at T-Street. Standouts include a decidedly invigorated Liam O’Brien, alongside backhand stalwarts Ryan Callinan and Connor O’Leary.

As for last year’s Portuguese champ, Paul writes, “You’d be mad not to fancy that Griffin Colapinto’s response to a lukewarm North Shore campaign starts right here. His all-round game seems perfectly suited to the anything-and-everything Supers can throw at you. Having said that though, it’s a been a minute since Griff stamped his authority on an event. Before the disappointment at Lowers, you have to go back to El Sal last June for his last finals day. Huh?”

Read our Premium Portugal CT Preview here.

Gamble Ramble

Two events in, $3,480 up, Portugal is surely where fate and karma will collide to bring Mikey C to his knees. Tail him with caution on betonline.ag.

Event winner
$50 on Gabriel Medina at +600 to win $300
$30 on Kanoa Igarashi at +1200 to win $360
$20 on Yago Dora at +2500 to win $500
$50 on Griffin Colapinto at +750 to win $375
$75 on Caity Simmers at +600 to win $450
$25 on Bettylou at +1000 to win $250

R1 picks
TBD

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