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Quiksilver Pro France HOSSEGOR, FRANCE: September 20: – With less than six days and two continents separating events on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour, there is no rest for the wicked as surfers board planes, trains and automobiles to get from San Clemente, California to Hossegor in the south of France to compete in the Quiksilver Pro France beginning on September 22.

The Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley was run and won by Australian underdog Bede Durbidge and there are many questions as to whether he can back up his result and become a real force on the 2006 Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour.

And while that is a big possibility, the big concern at the moment is whether runner up in the that event held at Trestles (as aforementioned located in Southern California), and seven-time world champion Kelly Slater (USA) will take another win (his third this season) and in turn, put himself in a position where he can easily steal an unprecedented eighth world crown.

Slater, the phenomenon of the last decade and a half, is confident that he can go all the way, but at the same time he is wary that his rivals Taj Burrow (AUS) and three-time world champ Andy Irons (HAW), who sit in second and third on the ratings respectively could come home in front and steal his thunder.

"I’m honestly not too worried about it [the rankings],” said Slater. “I’ve looked at the points already. I know what the points are and where we stand. Realistically, Taj [Burrow] and I aren’t that far apart. One slip up by me, and Taj can jump right past me. If both of us slip up, we can let Andy [Irons] right back in the door.”

Slater knows he has to be at his best to take the win, given Irons has a three-year unbeaten record at Hossegor and will be brimming with confidence going into the event.

“France has proven to be Andy’s event,” said Slater. “Winning three years in a row... For some reason, it’s just a contest that suits him pretty well."

On his mindset going into France and the rest of the tour in Mundaka, Spain, Imbituba, Brazil and then Pipeline, Hawaii, Slater is not showing any signs of weakness.

"I feel good,” said Slater. “I’ve just been thinking about the next few events in my head. It’s been years since… but I have won in Hossegor before. I’ve had thirds and I’ve won Mundaka, and I won Brazil a couple times so it’s been a good little stretch for me... so if I can keep that up, by the end of the year I should be in good stead.”

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Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour ratings going into event #8 Quiksilver Pro France:

1. Kelly Slater 6141
2. Taj Burrow 5558
3. Andy Irons 4965
4. Bobby Martinez 4643
5. Taylor Knox 4470
6. Joel Parkinson 4384
7. Damien Hobgood 4367
8. Mick Fanning 4309
9. Tim Reyes 4175
10. Bede Durbidge 3939


APS WCT Tour 2010 Schedule

Mens's Division

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast
Feb 27-Mar 10, Gold Coast Qld-Australia
Rip Curl Pro Bells
March 30 -April 10, Bells Beach Victoria-Australia
Hang Loose Santa Catarina Pro
April 23-May 2, Santa Catarina Brazil
Billabong Pro J-Bay
Jly 15-25, Jeffreys Bay South Africa
Billabong Pro Teahupoo
Aug 23 - Sept 3, Teahupoo Taiarapu-Tahiti
Hurley Pro Trestles
Sep 12-21, Trestles California-USA
Quiksilver Pro France
Sep 25-Oct 5, South West Coast France
Rip Curl Pro
Oct 7-18, Peniche, Portugal
Rip Curl Pro Search
Oct 30-Nov. 10 - Somewhere?
Billabong Pipeline Masters
Dec 8-20, Banzai Pipeline Oahu-Hawaii

Women's Division

Roxy Pro Gold Coast
Feb 27-Mar 10, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells
Mar 30-April 10, Bells Beach Victoria, Australia
TSB Bank Women's Surf Festival
Apr 11-16 Taranaki – New Zealand
Commonwealth Bank Beachly Classic
Apr 21-26, Dee Why,Northern Beaches, NSW-Australia
Movistar Peru Classic presented by Rip Curl
June 8-13, Lobitos-Peru
Rip Curl Pro
Oct 7-11, Peniche-Portugal
Rip Curl Search
Oct 30-Nov 4, Somewhere
Gidget Pro
Nov 24-Dec 6, Sunset Beach Oahu, Hawaii
Billabong Pro Maui
Dec 8-20 Honolua Bay, Maui, Hawaii

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