HOSSEGOR, France (Monday, Sept. 24, 2007) –Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro France will recommence at 8:30am at La Graviere today. The first heat in the water will be Pancho Sullivan (HAW) versus Mick Lowe (AUS).
Contest Director Rod Brooks decided to call the contest on at first light citing the excellent conditions on offer this morning.
"Today we've got slightly smaller conditions than we had yesterday, but actually it's very good," Brooks said. "The wind is offshore, the waves are very straight. I would say three to four foot, and perfect right now."
It will take four and half hours to wrap up Round 2, and conditions permitting, contest officials will endeavor to run as many heats of Round 3 as possible.
"We're expecting onshore winds towards the middle of today and then light onshore and onshores for the next four days, so it's important to get going for such good conditions as we have now. We expect to run into some onshore conditions during the day on a high tide. Starting earlier will be good because you've got the low tide and the ideal conditions."
Remaining Quiksilver Pro France Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 7: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs. Michael Lowe (AUS)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Shaun Cansdell (AUS)
Heat 9: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 10: Daniel Wills (AUS) vs. Bernardo Miranda (BRA)
Heat 11: Chris Ward (USA) vs. Troy Brooks (AUS)
Heat 12: Bruce Irons (HAW) vs. Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 13: Fred Pattachia (HAW) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)
Heat 14: Michael Campbell (AUS) vs. Luke Stedman (AUS)
Heat 15: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. Adrian Buchan (AUS)
Heat 16: Kai Otton (AUS) vs. Adriano de Souza (BRA)