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Quarterfinalists decided for the Quik Pro France

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.

   

Clay Marzo's biography hits shelves in 2014

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.

   

Quiksilver Pro France round 3 finished 8am HI time. Should restart tonight 8pm.

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:

   

What a wild place for a surf contest - The Red Bull Qiantang Shootout

 

Video highlights Red Bull Quintang Shootout

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.

   

Honolua Bloomfield wins Gold at the ISA World Longboard Championship


Individual Gold Medalists Are Hawaii's Honolua Blomfield In The

Junior's Under-18, South Africa's Simone Robb In The Open Women's And France's Antoine Delpero In The Open Men's. Team France Wins The ISA Aloha Cup 

Following an amazing week of great waves and exciting surfing performances, the 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship, in historic Huanchaco, Peru, is officially over.

   

Pete Hodgson shares a vital warning that most do not heed....

"Oh yea, this one was fun to uncover and look at this morning. I'm supposed to stay off my feet a week to let this heal properly. Let this be a lesson sun n' surf fans. 4 cancers taken out in two months. This one over my Achilles tendon is from not putting sun screen on the back of your legs all the way to your ankles (not like I used sun screen back when I got all this) ..BUT YOU KIDS SURE SHOULD!! USE YOUR SCREEN!!!!!!! This could have been on my face, yikes! Sorry if you were eating when you saw this".

   

Nias delivers nasty barrels

 

Benjamin Sanchis returns with his latest episode of "Where's Sancho?" It's been a while, but Sancho delivers us through some heavy Nias barrels. Joining Sancho are Alain Riou, Koby Abberton, Tai Graham, Diego Santos Boniglioli and Antony Dachi. The pits are sick and the tubes do spit. Film and Edited by Pietro l.Franca with work by Antonio Zanella and Marvin Laurrie.

   

A personal and heavy surf story by Garrett McNamara

 
Back in the day Getting ready for #Nazare This was one of the biggest waves I've ever encountered. It was at Mavericks the day Suzan Casey came to visit for her book the wave. Getting out was virtually impossible due to fog thick as pea sup.
After waiting a while @john_john_florence and I finally got the balls to navigate our way out as we got to the line up the sky parted it was weird a little hole only over the line up you couldn't see out and you couldn't see in but the line up was clear. As we got closer a monster came in and Flee was on it he barely made it to the bottom and then just fell back the monster exploded on him he came out of the explosion laying back some how stood up and made it. @john_john_florence said "that gave me the shivers".
   

IT's back ON LIVE. plus Elite Top 34 Ignites Opening Day of Quiksilver Pro France

The ASP World Title Race resumed this morning on the opening day of the Quiksilver Pro France, with the world's best surfers taking on clean 3-4Ft A-frames at the back-up location of Seignosse Le Penon. 

Event No.8 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France showcases professional surfing's heroes in some of the best beachbreaks on the planet. With only two more events left this year, both World Title contenders and surfers outside the Top22 consider the Quiksilver Pro France with the utmost importance.  GO LIVE HERE

   

Larry Ellison's Team Oracle USA wins the America's Cup

Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup on Wednesday with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States.

   

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