Lay Day Called For Quiksilver Pro France
LA GRAVIERE, Hossegor/France (Monday, October 1, 2012) – Event organizers at the Quiksilver Pro France have called a lay day today, opting for better conditions projected for the coming days before resuming competition.
Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), the Quiksilver Pro France plays a crucial role in both the hunt for the 2012 ASP World Title and the requalification campaigns of the world's best surfers. When competition resumes, the elimination Round 2 will be up first.
"Not enough out there this morning to warrant a Round 2 start so we have called a lay day," Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, said. "We anticipate a good swell to begin showing tomorrow and will be back in the morning to assess our options."
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.
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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)