HOSSEGOR, France (Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008) -The remaining 12 heats of Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France will run at Les Estagnots this morning. Round 3 is on standby. Competition commenced at 8am.
The first heat of the day will feature Bobby Martinez (USA) versus Ricky Basnett (ZAF) followed by Andy Irons (HAW) versus Jihad Kohdr (BRA).
Twelve of the top 16 surfers lost their Round 1 heats yesterday, Top 5 surfers Kelly Slater (USA), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Mick Fanning (AUS) and Joel Parkinson among them. The first four heats of the round ran yesterday with Slater and Durbidge salvaging their Quiksilver Pro campaigns and Fanning and Parkinson bowing out with equal 33rds.
Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 6: Andy Irons (HAW) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Daniel Ross (AUS)
Heat 9: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Leonardo Neves (BRA)
Heat 10: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs. Mick Campbell (AUS)
Heat 11: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs. Ben Bourgeois (USA)
Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Luke Munro (AUS)
Heat 13: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Royden Bryson (ZAF)
Heat 14: Tim Reyes (USA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 15: Jay Thompson (AUS) vs. Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 16: Mikael Picon (FRA) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.67 def. Tim Boal (FRA) 15.00
Heat 2: Gabe Kling (USA) 12.07 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 11.00
Heat 3: Michel Bourez (PYF) 14.00 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.67
Heat 4: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.00 def. Nic Muscroft (AUS) 9.44
A round up of the first day of action at the Billabong Tahiti Pro
Meet Rian Cope and Dylan Brayshaw the Australian bodyboarders committed to surf travel by bike
With the Tahiti Pro on Standby, Morgan Maassen brings us these leftovers from last years event
Stu Gibson provides us with a birds-eye view of Shaun Wallbank and crew taking on Shipsterns Bluff