Taj Burrow

The final day of the Quiksilver Pro France presented by Orange has been called on this morning, with the opening heats of Round 4 heading out in clean one-to-three (0.5 - 1 metre) surf at Les Bourdaines at 8:30am.

Stop No. 7 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France saw one of the most exciting days of competition yesterday, and with little swell fore for the coming days, event organizers have opted to utilize the swell on offer today to complete the event.

“The surf is actually better today with clean lefts coming down the bank and we’ll be starting at 8:30am,” Rod Brooks, Quiksilver Pro France Contest Director, said. “As always, we’ll be monitoring conditions, but the plan is to crown a champion by day’s end.”

Up first this morning will be event standout Dane Reynolds (USA), 24, against Bede Durbidge (AUS), 26, in the opening heat of Round 4.

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.

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Del Mar

Professional surfer Milton Willis was sentenced to four years in prison, after a drink-and-drive fatal accident killed his 24-year-old passenger in Del Mar, California, USA.

Willis, a tow-in surfer aged 53, pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol.

The accident occurred when he lost control of the Toyota Avalon while driving about 65 mph in a 25-mph zone.

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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

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