Could start tomorrow! Mick Fanning is the only surfer who can clinch the 2013 ASP World Tour title, in the sand-bottom barrels of Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal.
This just in: standup paddling is huge. In fact, it’s better than ever. Roughly a decade after big-wave surfing icon Laird Hamilton was spotted riding an SUP board outside of Malibu, California, the discipline has taken over the world, sparking a handful of fitness crazes, a new bunch of racing series, a couple of magazines, and pockets of converts living everywhere from China and Russia to Alaska and Australia. The boom in popularity has spawned an entirely new cottage industry.
Moore clinches world title in the quarters, goes on to beat Fitzgibbons to take win.
Freshly-crowned 2013 ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore (HAW), 21, capped off a banner day at Guincho Beach by claiming the EDP Cascais Girls Pro presented by Billabong over an in-form Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS), 22.
Stop No.8 of 10 on the ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France juggled with a difficult forecast to showcase the World’s Best surfers in quality waves over the two iconic spots of La Graviere and Le Penon.
John John Florence (HAW) 20, current World No.15 coming into the Quiksilver Pro France, started on a fast hollow righthander in the opening seconds of his Round 4 matchup against Mick Fanning (AUS) and Michel Bourez (PYF) 27. The talented Hawaiian exited the barrel beautifully to score an excellent 8.00 point ride which eventually won him a ticket for the quarter-finals.
Freestyle surfing great Clay Marzo and his mastery of the waves, as well as his life with Asperger's Syndrome, are the subject of "Just Add Water," a biography by Robert Yehling. The book is scheduled to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014.
The book will feature Marzo's rise to greatness as one of the most unique and gifted surfers ever, as well as his lifelong struggle to deal with everyday life because of what was diagnosed as Asperger's Syndrome, a developmental "re-wiring" of the brain, in 2007.
The Quiksilver Pro France saw action resume this morning in France (last nite for Hawaii) with the third round of competition at the main site of La Graviere after four consecutive lay days due to small surf on offer. An expected 4-6Ft swell built overnight is producing quality barrels today at the iconic La Graviere in Hossegor.
Event No.8 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France will play a vital role in both the ASP World Title race and the requalification campaigns of surfers in the Elite Top34.
QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 3 MATCHUPS/RESULTS:
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With typhoon Usagi spinning clouds, rain showers and worst of all wind at us in Hangzhou, the surf conditions were….challenging. None the less, the surfing was world class, the judging was spot on and the comp an overwhelming success.
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