PLAGE DES CULS NUS – Hossegor, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France (Friday, October 5, 2018) – The Red Bull Airborne specialty event is called OFF for the day as small conditions continue. Event organizers have also called the competition OFF tomorrow, Saturday, October 6, for the Red Bull Airborne and Quiksilver/Roxy Pro and will reconvene on Sunday, October 7 for the next call.
“It is pretty small still so we are going to call it off today for the Red Bull Airborne,” Josh Kerr, Airborne Event Director, said. “The WSL Commissioners have confirmed that we will be off tomorrow, as well for the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France. We will come back on Sunday. It is looking like a bigger, stormy day and all the guys are excited for that.”
With the Red Bull Airborne window open until October 10, there is still plenty of time left in the waiting period to host the world’s best aerial surfers. The event will feature an 18-man field across six qualifying heats and a Final scored in a leaderboard format.
Josh Kerr, former Championship Tour (CT) competitor, is one of the developers of the Red Bull Airborne and the Event Director. Kerr looks forward to running the specialty event and bringing back airshows to the surfing world.
“It is really cool to bring the Red Bull Airborne to the biggest platform in surfing so that the biggest names and everyone can all join together to do exactly what everyone loves to do: big airs,” said Kerr. “I got to grow up in this era of airshows back in the early 2000s and it kind of filtered me into the Championship Tour. I know that there are a good group of guys who aren’t built for the tour and it is just not what you are meant to go to, but this is something different. This is that platform for those kinds of guys to get after it and send it and bring it back.
“We got to see all the crazy personalities of the pioneers that I looked up to and now this group is going to be pioneers to the next generation of surfers. We are going to show the world something different, so I am very excited to be a part of this.”
Small/minor surf for most of Friday should bump up slightly on Saturday. Larger surf is expected to build through Sunday, although onshore wind will likely be problematic. Confidence continues to glow that medium size NW swell will move in for the middle of next week (Tue-Thu) with generally light/favorable wind. Larger pulses of swell are possible Friday and Sunday. Surfline.
The Quiksilver and Roxy Pro France and the Red Bull Airborne will be broadcast LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com, the WSL’s Facebook page, and the WSL app. Also, check local listings for coverage from the WSL’s broadcast partners.
Local fans will be able to follow the event LIVE on a big screen on the Central square in Hossegor and enjoy movie screenings and music acts in various places during the event’s waiting period.
Red Bull Airborne
Red Bull Airborne Qualifying Round:
Roxy Pro France Round 2 Matchups:
Quiksilver Pro France Round 1 Matchups: