Dylan Lightfoot has out-surfed a selection of South African surfing royalty to take out the JBU Supertrials
CAPBRETON, France (Friday, September 26, 2008) - The Quiksliver Pro France finished wednesday but the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Qualifying Series (WQS) are about to get back on with European surfers all readying for a good start to the end-of-the-year marathon that will take them from Brazil to the Canary Islands then Hawaii for the showdown. We caught up with current ASP WQS No. 3 French surfer Tim Boal (Anglet, FRA), on his career, training, goals, and a look back on this year...
SEIGNOSSE, France (Friday, September 26, 2008) - Michel Bourez (Tahiti, PYF), 23, current ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) No. 14 and wildcard in the Quiksilver Pro France, ended his run in the Quarterfinals of the event after defeating three of the top 20 surfers including ASP World Tour No. 3 and 4 Bede Durbidge (AUS) and Joel Parkinson (AUS) respectively in Round 3 and 2.
MUNDAKA, Basque Country/Spain (Thursday, September 25, 2008) – ASP World Tour ratings leader Kelly Slater (USA) was 7.31 points away from clinching his ninth ASP World Title when he was beaten by Australia’s Adrian Buchan in their French final bout yesterday. Slater now has to secure an equal 9th finish at next week’s Billabong Pro Mundaka to clinch crown No.9.
HOSSEGOR, France (Tuesday, September 23, 2008) – Tahitian wildcard Michel Bourez may have hindered Kelly Slater’s 2007 ASP World Title hopes by knocking him out of the Quiksilver Pro France last year, but he certainly helped the Floridian’s cause today.
Hossegor, France (Wednesday, September 24, 2008) – Adrian Buchan (AUS) has beaten eight-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) to win his first ever ASP World Tour event – the Quiksilver Pro France – in Hossegor, France today.
HOSSEGOR, France (Wednesday, September 24, 2008) – A champion will be crowned at the Quiksilver Pro France today. Kelly Slater (USA) is capable of clinching his ninth ASP World Title today too.
HOSSEGOR, France (Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008) – Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro France will resume at Les Bourdaines in Seignosse, France this morning. A new swell is expected to build throughout the day, peaking tomorrow morning.
HOSSEGOR, France (Monday, Sept. 22, 2008) – Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro France has been called off for the day. Event officials are confident that larger, more consistent conditions will arrive tomorrow.
CARDIFF, California (Sunday, September 21, 2008) – Cori Schumacher (Cardiff, CA), 31, won the Roxy Jam Cardiff featuring the Linda Benson World Longboard Pro and ASP North America Women’s Longboarding titles over defending event champion Jen Smith (Pacific Beach, CA), 22, Chelsea Williams (Coolangatta, AUS), 23, and Summer Romero (San Diego, CA), 26, in two-to-four foot surf today at Cardiff Reef.