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.
When Round 3 does resume, rookies Dane Reynolds (USA) and Jordy Smith (ZAF) will go head to head in Heat 10. They met in Round 3 at Teahupoo, Tahiti this year, with victory going to Reynolds.
Heats 8,9 and 13 will also be of particular interest. All eyes are on ratings leader Kelly Slater (USA), World No. 2 Taj Burrow (AUS), and World No. 3 Bede Durbidge to see whether or not Slater will claim his ninth ASP World Title in France. Slater must win the event with Burrow bowing out before the semis and Durbidge not factoring into the final to win in France.
Round 3 Quiksilver Pro France Match-ups
Heat 1: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 2: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 3: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 4: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 5: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS)
Heat 6: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Pancho Sullivan (HAW)
Heat 7: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Joan Duru (FRA)
Heat 9: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Gabe Kling (USA)
Heat 10: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 12: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 13: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 14: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 15: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Daniel Wills (AUS)
Heat 16: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)