LA GRAVIERE, Hossegor/France (Tuesday, October 4, 2011) – Event organizers have called a lay day today for the Quiksilver Pro France with only small one-to-two foot (0.5 metre) surf on offer at the primary venue of La Graviere.
Event No. 8 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season, the Quiksilver Pro France recommences the thrilling battle for the ASP World Title amongst the world’s best surfers amidst the world-class beachbreaks of Southwestern France.
“As expected, we don’t have much on offer this morning and have called a lay day today,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “We’re expecting an increase over the next several days and will reassess conditions for a possible start tomorrow morning.”
Event organizers will convene tomorrow morning at 7am to assess conditions for a possible 8am start.
When competition commences, up first will be Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, and Taylor Knox (USA), 40, in Heat 1 of Round 1.
The Quiksilver Pro France will be webcast LIVE via http://www.quiksilverlive.com
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QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA), John John Florence (HAW)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 4: Owen Wright (AUS), Chris Davidson (AUS), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 5: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Kieren Perrow (AUS), TBA
Heat 6: Kelly Slater (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), TBA
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 8: Julian Wilson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Heitor Alves (BRA), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 11: Michel Bourez (PYF), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 12: Josh Kerr (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
NOTE: Draw subject to change pending withdrawals.