Kai Otton

The Quiksilver Pro France presented by Orange is back ON with Round 3 heading out into the glassy two-to-three foot (1 metre) surf on offer at Les Bourdaines at 11am.

Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France assessed conditions this morning before determining the activate the world’s best surfers for Round 3 of competition.

“We didn’t expect these conditions today,” Rod Brooks, Quiksilver Pro France Contest Director said. “It’s very clean and very contestable and seeing as how the fore for next week isn’t looking very promising, we’ll be starting Round 3 at 11am this morning. We’ll be closely monitoring the conditions throughout the day and making adjustments accordingly.

Up first this morning will be Bede Durbidge (AUS), 26, up against 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie Nic Muscroft (AUS), 27, in Heat 1 of Round 3.

The event be web LIVE in French, English and Portuguese at www.quiksilverlive.com

The Quiksilver Pro France will host the world’s best surfers from September 23 to October 4, 2009.

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Nic Muscroft (AUS)
Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Roy Powers (HAW)
Heat 3: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Ben Dunn (AUS)
Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Phillip MacDonald (AUS)
Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 6: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Dustin Barca (HAW)
Heat 7: Mick Campbell (AUS) vs. Dean Morrison (AUS)
Heat 8: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Patrick Beven (FRA)
Heat 9: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Joan Duru (FRA)
Heat 10: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)
Heat 11: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)
Heat 13: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)
Heat 14: Jordy Smith (ZAF) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)
Heat 15: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 16: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)


SOURCE: ASP World Tour