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Lay day called 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 Gravière, Hossegor

Rogue Mag Surf Leo Fioravanti - Eric Chauché / Quiksilver

Leo Fioravanti - Eric Chauché / Quiksilver



Event organizers 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 Gravière, Hossegor.

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.

Miky Picon, the Quiksilver Pro France contest director asked the surfers to convene tomorrow morning at 7:45am for a possible 8am start.

When competition starts, up first will be Jeremy Flores (FRA), 23, Matt Wilkinson (AUS), 22, and Taylor Knox (USA), 40, in Heat 1 of Round 1.

Today, the first round of the Quiksilver King of the Groms was run at La Gravière. 18 surfers, qualified from the global King of the Groms tour are in Hossegor to crown the best world’s surfer of 16 and under. Among today’s winner are : the young Italian prodigy Leo Fioravanti (13), Victor Bernardo (Bra) and Natxo Gonzalez (Euk), who got the best score (16,43 out of 20). Tomorrow, the king of the groms surfers also meet at 7:45 at La Graviere. All results available on www.quiksilverlive.com

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.

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