Round 1 Of The Quiksilver Pro On At Les Estagnots; Watch It Live

Quiksilver Pro France

Stop No. 8 of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour

South West Coast of France

September 19-28, 2008

CJ Hobgood with a French layback. Photo courtesy ASP Kirstin/Covered Images

HOSSEGOR, France (Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008) – Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro France will commence at the back-up site of Les Estagnots in Seignosse at 8:15 a.m. today. The first heat in the water is local surfer Jeremy Flores versus Ben Dunn (AUS) and Leonardo Neves (BRA).

ASP World No. 1 Kelly Slater will surf against California’s Chris Ward and French wildcard Joan Duru in Heat 8. Slater was eliminated by a wildcard in the Quiksilver Pro France last year and will be looking to avoid that this year if he hopes to claim his ninth ASP World Title in France.

For more details visit aspworldtour.com and quiksilverlive.com.

Quiksilver Pro France Heat Draw:
Heat 1: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Ben Dunn (AUS), Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Jay Thompson (AUS), Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA), Roy Powers (HAW), Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 4: Andy Irons (HAW), Jordy Smith (ZAF), Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA), Taylor Knox (USA), Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 6: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Tom Whitaker (AUS), Nic Muscroft (AUS)
Heat 7: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Dane Reynolds (USA), Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA), Chris Ward (USA), Joan Duru (FRA)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS), Tim Reyes (USA), Tim Boal (FRA)
Heat 10: Mick Fanning (AUS), Kieren Perrow (AUS), Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS), Mikael Picon (FRA), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 12: Bruce Irons (HAW), Heitor Alves (BRA), Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 13: Luke Stedman (AUS), Damien Hobgood (USA), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 14: Adrian Buchan (AUS), Tiago Pires (PRT), Mick Campbell (AUS)
Heat 15: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Pancho Sullivan (HAW), Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 16: Dayyan Neve (AUS), Royden Bryson (ZAF), Luke Munro (AUS)