No Contest Portugal 2017

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Locals and legends, such as Tiago Pires and Ross Clarke-Jones, take us on a guided tour from Nazaré to Peniche, as No Contest hits Portugal.

The 2017 European leg of the world tour sure was a fun one. After scoring beach break perfection in France our No Contest crew loaded the wagons and rolled 1,000km south-west across Spain in the direction of Portugal's west coast, and the next event at Supertubos.

In European surfing's sizzling hot capital of Peniche our man Alex Laurel caught up with Portugal's first world tour competitor Tiago Pires, as he worked with protégé and event wildcard Vasco Ribeiro. The pair went blow-for-blow in firing right-handers, with a cameo by 2015 world champion Adriano de Souza, in a rousing affirmation that the future of Portuguese surfing is in safe hands.

After the event was run and won, American third place finisher Kanoa Igarashi, who spends a large portion of his year in Portugal thanks to a local love interest, was keen to explore the region and linked up with Australian legend Ross Clarke-Jones for a tour of Red Bull's big wave monster garage at Nazaré. Joining forces with Andrew Cotton, the two heavy water maestros ran world tour sophomore Igarashi through a crash course in the mechanics of the world's wildest beach, Praia do Norte.

Kanoa Igarashi lining up a huge Portuguese wall © RICARDO BRAVO

That's Europe in the books for another year. The world title is still up for grabs after an incredible leg, and John John Florence, Gabriel Medina, Jordy Smith and Julian Wilson are all in the hunt as we head to Hawaii. No Contest will be hitting Hawaii, and we sure hope you'll be joining us for all the action. See you on the North Shore soon!

'Portuguese Tiger' Pires shows why he's top dog © RICARDO BRAVO

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