Quiksilver Pro France 2012 | Waiting for the swell

A lack of swell at La Graviere forced the organisers to declare Monday a lay day at the ASP Quiksilver Pro France. Improved conditions are forecast for the rest of the week.

With the forecast predicting better conditions in the coming the days the organisers of the Quiksilver Pro France gave the surfers a day off on Monday.

With round one completed on the weekend the best surfers in the world are waiting for the waves to return before they can crack on with the second round of heats. Rich Porta, ASP International Head Judge, took the decision to wait for improved conditions before the action can recommence.

“There was not enough out there this morning to warrant a round two start so we have called a lay day. We anticipate a good swell to begin showing tomorrow and will be back in the morning to assess our options.”

Event organizers will dip their toes back into the water at 8am on Tuesday morning to assess conditions for a possible 8:30am start.

When the competition resumes current ASP WCT No. 2 Joel Parkinson will face-off against wildcard Wiggolly Dantas in the opening heat of round two.

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 2 MATCH-UPS:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Wiggolly Dantas (BRA)
Heat 2: John John Florence (HAW) vs. Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 3: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) vs. Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 5: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 6: Owen Wright (AUS) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS) vs. Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 8: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)
Heat 9: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Heitor Alves (BRA) vs. Bede Durbidge (AUS)
Heat 11: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)
Heat 12: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Miguel Pupo (BRA)