Mick Fanning (AUS) 32, has just won the Quiksilver Pro France in an action packed final over Gabriel Medina (BRA) 19, in 3-4Ft (1 metre) waves at the back up venue of Le Penon in Seignosse.
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:
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.
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.
"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".
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.
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