HOSSEGOR, France (Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007) – Four to six foot (two metre), offshore conditions at La Graviere have prompted Quiksilver Pro France officials to call competition on today. The remainder of Round 1 will be completed, and should conditions hold, Round 2 could be started as well.

"If we wrap up the 16th heat of Round 1 today, it is more than likely that we will go straight into Round 2," Contest Director Rod Brooks said. "The reason for that is that we are expecting onshore winds from midday tomorrow, and onshore, variable winds for the rest of the week. It's quite possible the next two days will boast the best surf of the event window."

Heat 5 of Round 1 will paddle out at 10am today. The resurf between Bede Durbidge (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA) and Gabe Kling (USA) will be followed by heavy hitting heats featuring Taj Burrow (AUS) in Heat 7, Kelly Slater (USA) in Heat 8, Mick Fanning (AUS) in Heat 9 and Andy Irons (HAW) in Heat 10.

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Quiksilver Pro France Remaining Round 1 Heat Match-Ups:
Heat 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA), Gabe Kling (USA) - Resurf
Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Mikael Picon (FRA)
Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 9: Mick Fanning (AUS), Michael Campbell (AUS), Marlon Lipke (DEU)
Heat 10: Andy Irons (HAW), Ben Dunn (AUS), Michel Bourrez (PYF)
Heat 11: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA), Neco Padaratz (BRA)
Heat 12: Tom Whitaker (AUS), Leonardo Neves (BRA), Victor Ribas (BRA)
Heat 13: Daniel Wills (AUS), Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA), Michael Lowe (AUS)
Heat 14: Chris Ward (USA), Royden Bryson (ZAF), Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Heat 15: Bruce Irons (HAW), Phillip MacDonald (AUS), Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 16: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Troy Brooks (AUS), Bernardo Miranda (BRA)

Quiksilver Pro France Round 1 Heat Results:
Heat 1: Dayyan Neve (AUS) 12.50, Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.74, Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 8.40
Heat 2: Ricky Basnett (ZAF) 11.50, Tim Reyes (USA) 11.33, Taylor Knox (USA) 10.46
Heat 3: Bobby Martinez (USA)15.16, Mark Occhilupo (AUS) 14.17, Luke Stedman (AUS) 11.00
Heat 4: Trent Munro (AUS) 15.33, Dean Morrison (AUS) 14.00, Adrian Buchan (AUS) 11.56
Heat 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS), Cory Lopez (USA), Gabe Kling (USA) - Resurf
Heat 6: Luke Munro (AUS) 16.17, Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.50, Adriano de Souza (BRA) 10.07

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