The Roxy Pro and Quicksilver Pro, stop 9 on The World Surf League 2018 Championship Tour has continued in ideal four to six foot conditions at Plage des Culs Nus in Hossegor, France. After waiting a week to start the Quicksilver Pro, the men did not disappoint in the increasing swell to complete Round 1 and start Round 2.
Current world number 3 Julian Wilson of Australia and Italo Ferreira of Brazil scored some of the biggest heat scores of Round 1. Wilson put together a solid start to his 2018 French campaign starting with a turn combination of a long deep barrel, followed by an alley – oop finishing with a big snap to finish the wave for an 8.50 out of a possible 10 points and the win.
Italo Ferreira from Brazil stuck to the wave face and destroyed a big right on his backhand with two critical turns in the lip for a 7.00. He backed it up, followed by a longer softer wave for a 6.40 to advance to Round 3 and send Keanu Asing of Hawaii and Yago Dora from Brazil into the elimination Round 2.
The women’s Roxy Pro heat draw is now set for Round 3 this round will mark the first elimination heats for current World number 1 Stephanie Gilmour of Australia and World number 2 Lakey Peterson from USA. With a world title on the line in France, both surfers have to dodge early exits and not be eliminated from the event.
Late News 12 / 10 / 2018.
Stephanie Gilmour’s quest for a record equalling seventh world crown is on hold after the Australian’s unexpected early exit from The Roxy Pro in France. Gilmour would have joined compatriot Layne Beachley on seven world titles had she won in the waves off Hossegor or banked enough points to thwart her only world championship rival, American Lakey Peterson. But Gilmour finished last in her third round heat beaten by Courtney Conologue of the USA.
News Updates 15 / 10 / 2018.
Julian Wilson won The Quicksilver Pro, the final day of competition witnessed Wilson plow through a stacked field to earn victory. The Wilson victory in France is his second of the season. The win proves his determination and the fact that the 29 year old is not giving up his hopes for a maiden World Title in 2018.
The Men’s Quicksilver Pro, France. Final Results.
- Julian Wilson, Australia, 15.34 points.
2. Ryan Callinan, Australia, 14.23 points.
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