The Quiksilver Pro France is back on with the remaining Round 3 heats commencing at 4pm (AEST). Rounds 4 and 5 have been placed on standby for a possible start today as well.
The Quiksilver Pro France is LIVE HERE:
Stop No. 9 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France is a critical stop in both the hunt for the world surfing crown as well as the battle for requalification. This morning’s recommencement of competition takes place in clean three-to-five foot (1 -1.5 metre) waves at the primary site of Le Gardian.
“As expected, the swell has increased overnight and we have clean conditions on offer this morning,” Kieren Perrow, ASP Commissioner, said. “We’ll recommence competition at 8am with the remaining heats of Round 3. We have also placed Rounds 4 and 5 on standby for a possible start today as well. Good luck to all our competitors.”
Up first is Josh Kerr (AUS) up against Adrian Buchan (AUS) in Heat 5 of Round 3.
Quiksilver Pro France Remaining Round 3 Match-Ups (1st Advances to Round 4, 2nd Finishes Equal 13th):
Heat 5: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA) vs. Jeremy Flores (BRA)
Heat 7: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 8: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 9: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Filipe Toledo (BRA)
Heat 10: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kai Otton (AUS)
Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 12: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Jadson Andre (BRA)
Quiksilver Pro France Round 3 Results (1st Advances to Round 4, 2nd Finishes Equal 13th):
Heat 1: Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.27 def. Dion Atkinson (AUS) 16.53
Heat 2: Kolohe Andino (USA) 15.67 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 12.23
Heat 3: Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 10.00 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 5.60
Heat 4: John John Florence (HAW) 15.17 def. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 11.17
Surfline, official forecasters for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France, are calling for:
Building WNW swell prevails Thursday with medium size surf, favorable wind and beautiful Fall weather. A larger and solid WNW swell arrives on Friday, as conditions remain favorable, before easing Saturday. A reinforcing pulse of WNW swell will build in for the final two days of the event waiting period.