LA GRAVIERE, Hossegor/France (Wednesday, October 5, 2011) – For the first time this season, the complete ASP Top 34, will be in attendance for Event No. 8 of 11, the Quiksilver Pro France, which will commence with Round 1 this morning at 9am.
With a number of surfers sidelined with various injuries in the opening seven events of this season, France will host the first full incarnation of the ASP Top 34 this year, and they’ll enjoy clean three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves on offer at the primary site of La Graviere this morning.
“Waves have increased significantly today and we have rippable three-to-four foot (1.5 metre) waves pulsing through at Graviere this morning,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said. “Round 1 of competition will kick off at 9am and we intend to push right through the midday high tide. We’ll continue to monitor conditions throughout the day, but Round 2 is on standby for a possible start this afternoon.”
Up first this morning 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)