QUIKY PRO FRANCE BEGINS
Some last minute call ups are Patrick Gudauskas who was flaring at the Hurley Pro in San Clemente, Yadin Nicol, local Frenchman Marc Lacomare, Italian Leonardo Fioravanti and Ramzi Boukhiam from Morroco.
Our pick of the heats are Heat 5 which pairs up Quiksilver heavyweights Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds and Heat 7 which sees the two new gen aerialists Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina who will be battling it out in the sky.
In the meantime check out this throwback of Kelly Slater from last year’s comp.
Round One Heat Draw
Heat 1: Josh Kerr (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Kieren Perrow (AUS)
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Aritz Aranburu (EUK)
Heat 3: Taj Burrow (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Marc Lacomare (FRA)
Heat 4: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Ramzi Boukhiam (MAR)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Adam Melling (AUS), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Kolohe Andino (USA), Leonardo Fioravanti (ITA)
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 8: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 9: C.J. Hobgood (USA), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF), John John Florence (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA)
Heat 11: Nat Young (USA), Jeremy Flores (FRA), Damien Hobgood (USA)
Heat 12: Kai Otton (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Brett Simpson (USA)