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Quiksilver Pro France presented by Evian
September 22-October 1 2006

See the event LIVE on www.aspworldtour.com or www.quiksilver.com


Toby Martin and Luke Steadman picture credit ASP Tostee
The Fosters Expression Session winners. Toby Martin (left) won best barrel while Luke Stedman (right) claimed best aerial. Photo credit ASP Tostee

HOSSEGOR, France (Monday, September 25, 2006) – The wind is howling onshore here at Hossegor this morning leaving no option but to call another lay day for the Quiksilver Pro France presented by Evian.

The swell, although still showing a little bit of size, is very lumpy and uninviting so organisers will return tomorrow morning (Tuesday Sept 26) at 8am to make another call.

“We always knew that this was going to be one of the worst days in the window,” said Contest Director Rod Brooks. “From here on in we should see conditions improve and there’s every chance that we could get underway in the next few days.”

The massive crowd who turns up every day to witness the event – the eighth of 11 on this year’s Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour – are eager for round two to hit the water.

There are very few locations on the tour where the atmosphere is equalled.

Tens of thousands flock to the beach each day to get a glimpse of their surfing heroes and are very vocal when the typically deep tubes are ridden.

Enticing the crowd is the round two draw in which there are some very exciting matchups.

The opening heat of the round will include Taj Burrow (AUS) versus local wildcard Joan Duru (FRA).

Burrow, who is currently ranked second on the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour will be hungry for a win in order to keep his hopes of catching ratings leader Kelly Slater (AUS) alive.

Round two heat draw:

HEAT 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs Joan Duru (FRA)
HEAT 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs Patrick Bevan (FRA)
HEAT 3: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs Jeremy Flores (REU)
HEAT 4: Taylor Knox (USA) vs Tiago Pires (PRT)
HEAT 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs Adrian Buchan (AUS)
HEAT 6: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs Yuri Sodre (BRA)
HEAT 7: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs Pedro Henrique (BRA)
HEAT 8: Mark Occhilupo (AUS) vs Toby Martin (AUS)
HEAT 9: Shaun Cansdell (AUS) vs Roy Powers (HAW)
HEAT 10: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs Jarrad Howse (AUS)
HEAT 11: Cory Lopez (USA) vs Mikael Picon (FRA)
HEAT 12: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs Marcelo Nunes (BRA)
HEAT 13: Nathan Hedge (AUS) vs Jake Paterson (AUS)
HEAT 14: Chris Ward (USA) vs Mick Lowe (AUS)
HEAT 15: Victor Ribas (BRA) vs Paulo Moura (BRA)
HEAT 16: Darren O’Rafferty (AUS) vs Pancho Sullivan (HAW)

For heat-by-heat reports and athlete quotes both transcribed and for audio download check in news and the media section of both aforementioned sites.


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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