The Quiksilver Pro France 2013 shore break party

September 20, 2013 | Surfing
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Deep and steep barrels, heavy shore breaks, insane crowds, and buzzer beater drama. The Quiksilver Pro France 2013 will light up Landes Côte Sud, in the Aquitaine region, between September 26th and October 6th.

The 8th stage on the ASP World Tour takes place on the famous beach breaks of Hossegor, in Southwest France. The world's best pro surfers will be throwing down all they've got on France's punchy beach break waves.

The Quiksilver Pro France 2013 will be a mobile event, taking the most out of the main site north of La Gravière, but ensuring the best possible surfing conditions with the backup peaks at Seignosse, Capbreton and Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

The waves on the Landes coast are known for being particularly capricious, owing to the sandbanks that shift constantly, altering wave peaks and physiognomy.

The international class waves, exceptional atmosphere, mild weather and French art-de-vivre combine to make Hossegor one of the most popular events with competitors on the ASP World Tour.

France will be the center of international surfing, with the women's Roxy Pro joining up with their male counterparts for a special meeting. Not forgetting the world's very best youth surfers, who'll be taking part in the international final of the Quiksilver King of the Groms.

As the season reaches Europe, Mick Fanning leads the 2013 ASP World Tour rankings (41900 points), and is closely followed by Kelly Slater (40700 points), with three stages to go.