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PARKO ELIMINATED FROM QUIK PRO FRANCE

Posted by: on September 27th, 2009

Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, current ASP World No. 11, dominated the peaky waves on offer at Les Bourdaines today, posting the highest heat total of the event, 18.27 out of a possible 20. photo: ASP/ CI/ CESTARI via GETTY IMAGES

Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, current ASP World No. 11, dominated the peaky waves on offer at Les Bourdaines today, posting the highest heat total of the event, 18.27 out of a possible 20. photo: ASP/ CI/ CESTARI via GETTY IMAGES

SEIGNOSSE, France (Saturday, September 26, 2009) – The Quiksilver Pro France presented by Orange completed an action-packed Round 3 today, and despite the smaller one-to-three foot (0.5 – 1 metre) waves on offer at Les Bourdaines, the world’s best surfers flew electric in front of a capacity crowd on the beach.

Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France ran in unexpectedly clean conditions today, and proved to be one of the most exciting days of competition so far this season, with massive scores and big upsets seemingly on call throughout the round.

Patrick Beven (FRA), 31, who earned his seed into the event through the Moskova Trials, caused the upset of the Quiksilver Pro France thus far, eliminating current ASP World No. 1 Joel Parkinson (AUS), 28, in Round 3 of competition. The Round 3 chess match saw the lead flip back-and-forth until the dying moments when Beven exploded on a set lefthander to secure a 6.87 out of a possible 10 and the win.

“It’s the kind of lefthanders I like surfing and it was a good heat,” Beven said. “I am stoked right now. I am fighting for France and the Euroforce. I haven’t qualified for the ASP World Tour yet, but I am showing I can surf and do well in this event. I am over the moon right now.”

A local to the South of France, Beven enjoyed the support of the hundreds of spectators at the water’s edge today, as they supported the hometown hero in his thwarting of the current ASP World No. 1.

“It’s great to get that kind of heat wins in front such a huge supporting crowd, and to beat the world No. 1 is even better,” Beven said. “Seeing everyone get together behind us French and European surfers and that’s what the Euroforce is all about. A big thanks to all people putting the event up, it’s a great time every year for all of us.”

Beven will face Dean Morrison (AUS), 28, in Round 4 of the Quiksilver Pro France.

Kelly Slater (USA), 37, reigning nine-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 6, surfed immediately following Parkinson’s elimination, with many assuming the Floridian would immediately capitalize on the opportunity to gain some ground on the ASP World Tour ratings. However, it was his opponent, wildcard and current ASP World Qualifying Series (WQS) No. 7, Joan Duru (FRA), 20, that opened up the heat with an incredible 9.17 out of a possible 10.

Despite being on the ropes from the outset, Slater patiently built momentum throughout the heat, and in the face of Duru failing to secure a solid backup wave, netted an impressive 8.90 out of a possible 10 in the last minutes to take the win and advance through to Round 4.

“I opened up with a pretty good wave but turned around to see Joan (Duru) bang out his 9.17,” Slater said. “As I was paddling out, I knew I was working the math out in my head as to what I’d have to do to come back. My board seemed to work out perfectly for those conditions – I’d never ridden it before, but it’s a similar template to one I’d been riding, a light, little epoxy. Joan didn’t ever really find a backup score and I was able to grab a good one right at the end there. Pretty happy to come back there.”

With the elimination of ASP ratings’ frontrunner, the opportunity to gain ground exists for a number of ASP Top seeds, Slater amongst them. Despite the Parkinson’s stumble, the Floridian remains cautious when calculating his 2009 ASP World Title chances.

“I don’t really smell blood yet,” Slater said. “I think I’m still in the forest trying to find him (Parkinson).”

Slater will take on lethal 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie Michel Bourez (PYF), 23, when Quiksilver Pro France competition resumes.

In addition to the ASP World Title drama that went down on Day 3 of the Quiksilver Pro France, some of the best surfing of the event was executed by some of the sport’s most progressive characters.

Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, current ASP World No. 11, proved the form surfer of the day, blending explosive aerials with searing carves to net the highest heat total of the event, an 18.27 out of a possible 20. Bucking the traditional thruster model, Reynolds opted for a shorter, wider board with big side fins and a small trailer fin. The result was revelatory.

“The waves were pretty bad and I couldn’t take it too serious on a shortboard,” Dane said. “The waves were still really fun though. It’s not flat and there were still some good sections to get speed on and get some airs. I had fun out there. I am riding an MTF (Merrick Twin Fin). It’s just a copy of one of Rob Machado’s old ones. It felt good today in these waves, with two big side-fins and one smaller one in the middle. I was scared to ride this board because it was catching rail yesterday, but it was going pretty good today. I just figured that I’d have a lot more fun on this thing.”

Riding high following an equal 3rd place finish in South Africa and a runner-up finish last week in Southern California, Reynolds is proving to be one of the most dangerous surfers on tour.

“I like it here in France,” Reynolds said. “The waves can be really similar to home and punchy and fun. We haven’t had too many waves though so hopefully it picks up.”

Reynolds will face Bede Durbidge (AUS), 26, in the opening heat of Round 4 when competition recommences.

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 8am for a possible 8:15am start.

Highlights from today’s Quiksilver Pro France will be available at www.quiksilverlive.com

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 3 RESULTS:

Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 15.50 def. Nic Muscroft (AUS) 12.03

Heat 2: Dane Reynolds (USA) 18.27 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 11.00

Heat 3: Ben Dunn (AUS) 14.57 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 13.13

Heat 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 14.50 def. Phillip MacDonald (AUS) 12.80

Heat 5: Bobby Martinez (USA) 16.50 def. Greg Emslie (ZAF) 9.74

Heat 6: Taylor Knox (USA) 13.17 def. Dustin Barca (HAW) 12.70

Heat 7: Dean Morrison (AUS) 13.57 def. Mick Campbell (AUS) 12.80

Heat 8: Patrick Beven (FRA) 14.87 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 13.07

Heat 9: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.73 def. Joan Duru (FRA) 13.57

Heat 10: Michel Bourez (PYF) 13.57 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 9.76

Heat 11: Tiago Pires (PRT) 16.43 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 12.83

Heat 12: Tim Boal (FRA) 15.43 def. Tom Whitaker (AUS) 14.67

Heat 13: Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.54 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 13.06

Heat 14: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.34  def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 12.50

Heat 15: Taj Burrow (AUS) 15.17 def. Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 10.16

Heat 16: Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.67 def. Chris Davidson (AUS) 11.47

QUIKSILVER PRO FRANCE ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (USA)

Heat 2: Ben Dunn (AUS) vs. C.J. Hobgood (USA)

Heat 3: Bobby Martinez (USA) vs. Taylor Knox (USA)

Heat 4: Dean Morrison (AUS) vs. Patrick Beven (FRA)

Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Michel Bourez (PYF)

Heat 6: Tiago Pires (PRT) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)

Heat 7: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)

Heat 8: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Kieren Perrow (AUS)

Quik Pro Round 3 Results

Posted by: on March 10th, 2009

 

 

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 21, 2009 ASP Dream Tour sophomore, exploded in his Round 3 heat.

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 21, 2009 ASP Dream Tour sophomore, exploded in his Round 3 heat.

 

 

SNAPPER ROCKS, Australia — The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by LG Mobile completed the remaining eight heats of Round 3 today in three-to-four foot (1 metre) waves at Snapper Rocks, and ASP Dream Tour sophomores Jordy Smith (ZAF), 21, and Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, dominated the day’s proceedings.

 

The opening event of the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast saw the ASP Top 45 light up the rippable banks of Snapper Rocks, and with reigning nine-time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA), 37, out of competition, the remaining surfers in the event took full advantage.

 

Smith, current ASP World No. 26, survived a hard-fought battle against veteran Taylor Knox (USA), 37, posting the day’s high heat total of a 16.47 out of a possible 20 for his progressive-yet-controlled surfing in Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro..

 

“Taylor (Knox) is such a great surfer,” Smith said. “If he gets any opportunity, just like we saw on his last wave, he can turn it into a good score. He always surfs really well at Snapper so I was trying to surf a smart heat and find some good waves.”

 

Smith will face current ASP World No. 2 Bede Durbidge (AUS), 25, in Round 4 when competition resumes.

 

Reynolds, who scored the first perfect 10 of the 2009 ASP World Tour season in his Round 2 heat, maintained his command of the Snapper Rocks lineup today, putting in an explosive performance to eliminate Roy Powers (HAW), 28, from Quiksilver Pro competition.

 

“It’s an awesome wave here at Snapper Rocks,” Reynolds said. “I’m stoked to be able to get out there and let loose on a couple. I try to just go out there and surf as if I was surfing my favorite break at home.”

 

Reynolds continues to push the limits of high-performance surfing, effortlessly executing tail-drifts and aerial maneuvers to net the highest single-wave score of the day, a near-perfect 9.40 out of a possible 10.

 

“I try not to think about it until I am out there on a wave,” Reynolds said. ‘Then you get that killer instinct and you really want to tear it up and do whatever you can.”

 

The Californian will come up against iconic veteran Taj Burrow (AUS), 30, in Round 4 when competition resumes.

 

When the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast competition recommences, Round 4 will open up with former ASP World Champion C.J. Hobgood (USA), 29, up against ASP Dream Tour sophomore Jihad Khodr (BRA), 25.

 

Highlights from today’s Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via www.quiksilverpro.com.au

 

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com

 

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 4 MATCH-UPS:

Heat 1: C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)

Heat 2: Chris Davidson (AUS) vs. Joel Parkinson (AUS)

Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Jeremy Flores (FRA)

Heat 4: Damien Hobgood (USA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)

Heat 5: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)

Heat 6: Adriano de Souza (FRA) vs. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW)

Heat 7: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Dane Reynolds (USA)

Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Tom Whitaker (AUS)

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 1:
 C.J. Hobgood (USA) 16.50 def. Dustin Barca (HAW) 6.50

Heat 2: Jihad Khodr (BRA) 18.26 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 16.30

Heat 3: Chris Davidson (AUS) 13.67 def. Dayyan Neve (AUS) 8.27

Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 18.50 def. Tiago Pires (PRT) 14.50

Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) 18.10 def. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW) 14.50

Heat 6: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.83 def. Nic Muscroft (AUS) 11.07

Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (AUS) 14.34 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 9.00

Heat 8: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.33 def. Kelly Slater (USA) 13.84

Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.34 def. Jay Thompson (AUS) 12.70

Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 16.47 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 14.17

Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.16 def. Greg Emslie (ZAF) 10.46

Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 11.70 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 10.00

Heat 13: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.74 def. Drew Courtney (AUS) 11.16

Heat 14: Dane Reynolds (USA) 15.23 def. Roy Powers (HAW) 13.87

Heat 15: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 14.10 def. Tim Boal (FRA) 10.40

Heat 16: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 11.33 def. David Weare (ZAF) 11.16

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Mobile

 

Roxy Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Mobile

Stop No. 1 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour

Stop No. 1 of 8 on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

February 28 – March 11, 2009

FINALLY, WAVES – And An Explosive Quik Pro Round 2

Posted by: on March 7th, 2009

 

 

Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, 2009 ASP Dream Tour sophomore, scored the first perfect 10 of the 2009 ASP World Tour season, eliminating friend and neighbor Nathaniel Curran (USA), 23, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, in Round 2.

Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, 2009 ASP Dream Tour sophomore, scored the first perfect 10 of the 2009 ASP World Tour season, eliminating friend and neighbor Nathaniel Curran (USA), 23, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, in Round 2.

 

 

Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Mobile

Roxy Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Mobile

Stop No. 1 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour

Stop No. 1 of 8 on the 2009 ASP Women’s World Tour

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

February 28 – March 11, 2009

 

SNAPPER ROCKS, Australia – After nearly a week of lay days, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by LG Mobile roared back to life today, with the world’s best surfers exploding at Duranbah Beach and Snapper Rocks.

 

Event No. 1 of 10 on the 2009 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast opened up the day’s proceedings with the first eight heats of the elimination Round 2 at nearby Duranbah Beach before relocating back to the primary site of Snapper Rocks to finish the day out.

 

Dane Reynolds (USA), 23, 2009 ASP Dream Tour sophomore, scored the first perfect 10 of the 2009 ASP World Tour season for an incredible righthander in which he linked a barrage of high-performance maneuvers including a massive double-grab aerial seamlessly flowing into another exciting air reverse.

 

“It was a nice wave, it was begging for it,” Reynolds said. “I’m pretty excited as I’ve never gotten a 10 before. I think the more I just think about the wave and the less I think about a heat, the better I end up surfing. I have less pressure on myself that way.”

 

Reynolds’ elimination of friend and neighbor Nathaniel Curran (USA), 24, 2009 ASP Dream Tour rookie, in Round 2 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, was a combination of his historic talent combined with an uncharacteristic tactical approach during the heat, utilizing priority to take a scoring wave off of Curran.

 

“There is less of a build up this year because the rivalry between Jordy [Smith] and myself has been forgotten,” Reynolds said. “Last year, I tried my hardest not to think about it, but it was difficult to surf under that pressure and always having Jordy [Smith] on the back of my mind. It really messed with me mentally.”

 

Reynolds will face Roy Powers (HAW), 28, in Round 3 when Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast competition resumes.

 

Jordy Smith (ZAF), 21, fellow ASP Dream Tour sophomore, exacted his revenge upon veteran Dean Morrison (AUS), 28, in a nail-biting Round 2 heat today. Morrison was the surfer who ousted Smith from Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast competition last year, and while both surfers scored the exact same heat total of a 14.50 out of a possible 20 today, it was Smith getting the nod with his 8.67 high single-wave score.

 

“Dean [Morrison] knows these waves so well,” Smith said. “I lost to him at this event last year. About halfway through the heat, I knew I had to get a good wave and managed to net an 8.50. I was lucky it held up for me the whole way.”

 

Into his second year on the prestigious ASP World Tour, Smith is enjoying the experience gained during his rookie season and the lifted weight of expectation.

 

“Last year was so black and white, right and wrong between Dane (Reynolds) and I,” Smith said. “This year, it’s cool that we are both the underdogs. All eyes are on everybody else so hopefully we can sneak through the doggy door.”

 

Smith will battle veteran Taylor Knox (USA), 32, in Round 3 when competition resumes.

 

Drew Courtney (AUS), 30, 2009 ASP World Tour rookie, caused the upset of the day when he ousted current ASP World No. 9 Bobby Martinez (USA), 26, from Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast competition in Round 2.

 

“There weren’t many waves at the start of the heat but I managed to get off to a nice start with a 6.50-point ride,” Courtney said. “Bobby (Martinez) followed that with a pretty similar score and then I managed to get a 7-point ride. From there, I just sat on him for the rest of the heat. Bobby is capable of anything so I just held priority and sat next to him.”

 

Courtney will face current ASP World No. 3 Taj Burrow (AUS), 30, in Round 3 of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast when competition resumes.

 

Event organizers will reconvene tomorrow morning at 6am for a possible 7am start.

 

Highlights from today’s Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be available via www.quiksilverpro.com.au

 

The Roxy Pro Gold Coast pres. by LG Mobile will be on standby today for a possible 11 am call, conditions permitting.

 

For more information, log onto www.aspworldtour.com 

 

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 2 RESULTS:
Heat 1:
 Bede Durbidge (AUS) 15.00 def. Daniel Wills (AUS) 8.67
Heat 2: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.56 def. Corey Ziems (AUS) 10.27
Heat 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 15.33 def. Aritz Aranburu (EUK) 10.06
Heat 4: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 16.33 def. Marlon Lipke (DEU) 10.50
Heat 5: Drew Courtney (AUS) 13.60 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 12.53
Heat 6: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 15.53 def. Phillip MacDonald (AUS) 12.73
Heat 7: Dustin Barca (HAW) 11.34 def. Chris Ward (USA) 9.50
Heat 8: David Weare (ZAF) 15.73 def. Kai Otton (AUS) 15.50
Heat 9: Jihad Khodr (BRA) 14.26  def. Tim Reyes (USA) 13.67
Heat 10: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 15.33 def. Gabe Kling (USA) 8.83
Heat 11: Dayyan Neve (AUS) 11.34 def. Michel Bourez (PYF) 8.74
Heat 12: Chris Davidson (AUS) 16.67 def. Michael Picon (FRA) 12.34
Heat 13: Dane Reynolds (USA) 18.83 def. Nathaniel Curran (USA) 13.24
Heat 14: Taylor Knox (USA) 15.00 def. Mick Campbell (AUS) 12.50
Heat 15: Jordy Smith (ZAF) 14.50 def. Dean Morrison (AUS) 14.50
Heat 16: Roy Powers (HAW) 14.67 def. Ben Dunn (AUS) 12.23

 

QUIKSILVER PRO GOLD COAST ROUND 3 RESULTS:
Heat 1:
 C.J. Hobgood (USA) vs. Dustin Barca (HAW)

Heat 2: Kieren Perrow (AUS) vs. Jihad Khodr (BRA)

Heat 3: Dayyan Neve (AUS) vs. Chris Davidson (AUS)

Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS) vs. Tiago Pires (PRT)

Heat 5: Mick Fanning (AUS) vs. Kekoa Bacalso (HAW)

Heat 6: Jeremy Flores (FRA) vs. Nic Muscroft (AUS)

Heat 7: Damien Hobgood (AUS) vs. Heitor Alves (BRA)

Heat 8: Kelly Slater (USA) vs. Julian Wilson (AUS)

Heat 9: Bede Durbidge (AUS) vs. Jay Thompson (AUS)

Heat 10: Taylor Knox (USA) vs. Jordy Smith (ZAF)

Heat 11: Adriano de Souza (BRA) vs. Greg Emslie (ZAF)

Heat 12: Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) vs. Josh Kerr (AUS)

Heat 13: Taj Burrow (AUS) vs. Drew Courtney (AUS)

Heat 14: Dane Reynolds (USA) vs. Roy Powers (HAW0

Heat 15: Adrian Buchan (AUS) vs. Tim Boal (FRA)

Heat 16: Tom Whitaker (AUS) vs. David Weare (ZAF)

 

ROXY PRO GOLD COAST SEMIFINALS MATCH-UPS:
SF 1:
 Paige Hareb (NZL) vs. Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
SF 2: Coco Ho (HAW) vs. Melanie Bartels (HAW)