Selection Collection - Quiksilver Pro France
Quiksilver Pro France 2012
Selection Collection - photos & video
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 October, 2012 : - - VIDEO & SLIDESHOWS: This week's Selection Collection comprises two Slideshow galleries and a Video from the Final day of action where Kelly Slater claimed his 51st tour victory defeating fellow Quiksilver teamrider and wildcard Dane Reynolds.
20 years after his first professional victory in France, Slater added the Quiksilver Pro France to his list of achievements. The competition culminated in dramatic fashion at La Graviere in clean three-to-five foot barrels for a star-studded Final.
With conditions slowing, Slater wasted little time collecting a 7.93 and a 9.33 in the opening 10 minutes of the final. “It has literally been 20 years,” Slater said. “I had my first win here 20 years ago and that’s pretty crazy. Obviously when you go out there you want to win the heat, but I would have been really stoked if Dane pulled a 10 out of his hat at the end of the heat, it would have been pretty rad.”
Friday marked Slater’s third win of the 2012 season (Fiji, Trestles, France) and vaults him up to 2nd on the ASP WCT rankings, well within striking distance of ASP World Title No. 12 with three events remaining this year.
“When you start working the numbers a little bit, I got that 500 pointer and a 13th, two bad results, already,” Slater said. “Parko (Joel Parkinson) is sitting on a 9th and a 5th. If I couldn’t get past Parko today, it would have put a lot of pressure on me, but this has now put the pressure back on Mick (Fanning) because Parko, John John (Florence) and I did well here at this event.”
QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 17.26
2 – Dane Reynolds (USA) 14.00
QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Dane Reynolds (USA) 15.70 def. John John Florence (HAW) 15.60
SF 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 12.27 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 10.93
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Source: Quiksilver / ASP / Surfersvillage
Author: The Editors
Tags: Quiksilver Pro France, Hossegor, Kelly Slater,