LA GRAVIERE, Hossegor/France (Sunday, September 30, 2012)
The Quiksilver Pro France, Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), completed the final three heats of Round 1 this morning in shifting three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) barrels at La Graviere before calling competition off for the day.
Officials went on hold following Round 1 this morning in hopes that conditions may once again become favorable with the rising tide, but ultimately called Quiksilver Pro France competition off for the day.
Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 8am to assess conditions for a possible 8:30am start.
When competition resumes, up first will be current ASP WCT No. 2 Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, up against wildcard Wiggolly Dantas (BRA), 22, in the opening heat of Round 2.
Check out the full story and great pics and vids of the event @ quiksilverlive.com/profrance/2012/
REMAINING QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 1 RESULTS:
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 12.33, Heitor Alves (BRA) 8.63, Adam Melling (AUS) 2.47
Heat 11: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 9.23, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 6.84, Julian Wilson (AUS) 6.54
Heat 12: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 14.33, Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 9.34, C.J. Hobgood (USA) 5.23
QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 2: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)