HOSSEGOR, France (Wednesday, September 27, 2006) – Round two of the Quiksilver Pro France, presented by Evian is underway now at La Cul Nus located just north of the contest base at La Nord.
The swell is pulsing in at around 1.5 metres (five feet) and conditions are amazing with a light offshore fanning the lineup.
The typically vocal French crowd has come out in force this morning, eager to watch their heroes from the Foster’s ASP Men’s World Tour in person.
The first heat of the day was an exciting affair with Taj Burrow (AUS) accounting for hot local wildcard Joan Duru (FRA).
It is expected that all of the 16 round two heats will be completed today as conditions will keep improving with the dropping tide.
Round two heat draw:
HEAT 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) def. Joan Duru (FRA)
HEAT 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs Patrick Bevan (FRA)
HEAT 3: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs Jeremy Flores (REU)
HEAT 4: Taylor Knox (USA) vs Tiago Pires (PRT)
HEAT 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs Adrian Buchan (AUS)
HEAT 6: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs Yuri Sodre (BRA)
HEAT 7: CJ Hobgood (USA) vs Pedro Henrique (BRA)
HEAT 8: Mark Occhilupo (AUS) vs Toby Martin (AUS)
HEAT 9: Shaun Cansdell (AUS) vs Roy Powers (HAW)
HEAT 10: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs Jarrad Howse (AUS)
HEAT 11: Cory Lopez (USA) vs Mikael Picon (FRA)
HEAT 12: Luke Stedman (AUS) vs Marcelo Nunes (BRA)
HEAT 13: Nathan Hedge (AUS) vs Jake Paterson (AUS)
HEAT 14: Chris Ward (USA) vs Mick Lowe (AUS)
HEAT 15: Victor Ribas (BRA) vs Paulo Moura (BRA)
HEAT 16: Darren O’Rafferty (AUS) vs Pancho Sullivan (HAW)