VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Quiksilver Pro - Day 5
Quiksilver Pro France
ASP Men's World Tour Event
Seignosse, Hossegor, Capbreton, Saint Jean De Luz France
28 September - 8 October 2012
VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Day 5
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 October, 2012 : - - La Graviere, Hossegor, France - Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France got underway Tuesday afternoon in heaving 3 metre barrels at La Graviere for the opening seven heats of Round Two.
Joel Parkinson opened up the action against wildcard Wiggolly Dantas threading barrels on both his backhand and forehand to net the highest score of the round, an 18.27 to advance directly to Round 3. John John Florence bested fellow Hawaiian Dusty Payne comfortably pulling into barrels and executing crowd-pleasing aerials to advance.
A standout in the powerful waves of Hawaii’s North Shore, Florence is well-adjusted to the sand-dredging shorebreaks of La Graviere and selected the best opportunities from this afternoon’s shifting peaks. John John will take on veteran Taylor Knox when competition resumes.
While a number of top seeds performed well today, in amidst the wipeout and barrels were a number of dramatic upsets, none more so than Knox eliminating Adriano de Souza. Knox took command of the heat with two consecutive long righthanders to put De Souza in a complicated combination situation.
Joining Knox in a big Round 2 win was Kolohe Andino who is coming off a three-month injury sideline. He ultimately found a high-scoring wave in a challenging affair with Josh Kerr to secure his first win since injury. Andino will take on perennial ASP World Title contender Taj Burrow in Round 3.
Adding to the drama of the afternoon in the shallow conditions Jeremy Flores local standout suffered a horrific wipeout in his Round 2 bout against Yadin Nicol. Despite Nicol free-falling into a phenomenal barrel for the first Perfect 10 of the event, a battered Flores would ultimately paddle back into the lineup to challenge the Australian and hold on for the win. Flores has drawn Kieren Perrow (AUS), 35, when competition resumes.
Julian Wilson punctuated the afternoon by securing the second Perfect 10 of the event for an incredible deep forehand barrel.
Earlier in the day, Australian Mikey Wright won the International Final of the Quiksilver King of the Groms. The Aussie defeated America’s Kanoa Igarashi in front of the men’s best surfers in the world and especially his brother Owen. Mikey found the way to control the heat in the building swell of la Gravière and won the contest by 9,66 pts vs 7,13 pts for Igarashi.
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QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.27 def. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA) 2.66
Heat 2: John John Florence (HAW) 15.00 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 8.40
Heat 3: Taylor Knox (USA) 16.80 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 14.44
Heat 4: Kolohe Andino (USA) 9.10 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 4.90
Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.50 def. Yadin Nicol (AUS) 12.00
Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) 16.76 def. Matt Wilkinson (AUS) 13.90
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS) 17.77 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 4.30
QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE REMAINING ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
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)
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# 2 : Teaser airs for the Quiksilver Pro France
# 3 : France looking good for upcoming Quik Pro
# 4 : Quiksilver Pro France kicks off this Friday
# 5 : Quiksilver Pro France eyes latest windswell
# 6 : Final draw announced for Quiksilver Pro France
# 7 : Quiksilver Pro fires off most of Round One
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# 9 : Round 1 completed at Quiksilver Pro France
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# 11 : Quik Pro France - thumping Graviere tubes
# 12 : VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Quiksilver Pro - Day 5
Source: Quiksilver / ASP Media
Author: Manon Barbay / Dave Prodan / Rob Gunner
Tags: Quiksilver Pro France, Hossegor, King of the Groms, ASP Men's World Tour