LA GRAVIERE, Hossegor/France (Friday, September 28, 2012) – The Quiksilver Pro France has been called on this morning with Round 1 commencing in clean three-to-five (1 – 1.5 metre) waves at the primary site of La Graviere at 8:45am.
Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France resumes this season’s battle for the ASP World Title with Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, currently leading the field.
“We have clean conditions available this morning and we’ll be commencing Round 1 at :45am,” Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge said, “We’ll monitor conditions closely, but we anticipate completing the whole of Round 1 today. Good luck to all our competitors.”
Joining the ASP Top 34 in France today will be former elite tour campaigner Dane Reynolds (USA), 27, and trials winner Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), 22, as wildcards.
The Quiksilver Pro France will be webcast LIVE via quiksilverlive.com/profrance/2012/
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QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 2: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 7: Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Brett Simpson (USA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Heitor Alves (BRA), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 11: Julian Wilson (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 12: Gabriel Medina (BRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)