HOSSEGOR, France (Friday, Sept. 28, 2007) – Heat 3 of Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro France paddled out at La Graviere at 9:40am today. Swell at the spot has eased to a clean three feet (one metre). Conditions will be reassessed after Round 4 to see if competition will continue. Only 13 heats remain.
"We are trying to finish the rest of Round 4 today and we will reassess conditions for the Quarterfinals and beyond after that," Contest Official Matt Wilson said. "We are receiving conflicting reports on conditions for tomorrow so we want to finish Round 4 to buy ourselves some breathing room if we do decide to run the last seven heats tomorrow, which we'd do on better tides like we will do today."
The first Quarterfinal stage was set when Heats 1 and 2 of Round 4 ran yesterday. Defending Quiksilver Pro Champion Joel Parkinson (AUS) will take on World No. 3 Taj Burrow (AUS) in Quarterfinal 1.
Upcoming Quiksilver Pro France Round 4 Match-Ups:
Heat 3: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)
Heat 4: Raoni Monteiro (BRA) vs. Michel Bourrez (PYF)
Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Ricky Basnett (ZAF)
Heat 6: Neco Padaratz (BRA) vs. Bernardo Miranda (BRA)
Heat 7: Luke Munro (AUS) vs. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA)
Heat 8: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Troy Brooks (AUS)
Quiksilver Pro France Round 4 Results:
Heat 1: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 11.27 def. Phillip Macdonald (AUS) 8.23
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.17 def. Royden Bryson (ZAF) 11.14