The Quik Pro France is almost at the door.
The waiting period for the 9th stop of the World Championship Tour starts tomorrow, and the round 1 match-ups of the Quik Pro France - taking place in Landes, France -, are known.
The wildcards for the Quik Pro France have been announced, and bring some more excitement and quality to the table. One is the talented and fan favorite Dane Reynolds, who’s going to be up against Tiago Pires and Mr. Yellow Jersey, Gabriel Medina. The other one is australian Matt Banting, current WQS ranking leader, who will face Kelly Slater and Matt Wilkinson. So in a decisive time of the season, the wildcards will be facing Medina and Slater, the two main title contenders,and can play a major role in this race.
Quiksilver Pro France Round 1 Match-Ups:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Fredrick Patacchia (HAW), Travis Logie (ZAF)
Heat 2: Michel Bourez (PYF), Sebastian Zietz (HAW), Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS), Filipe Toledo (BRA), Jeremy Flores (FRA)
Heat 4: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS), Matt Banting (AUS)
Heat 6: Gabriel Medina (BRA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 7: Adriano de Souza (BRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Aritz Aranburu (ESP)
Heat 8: John John Florence (HAW), Julian Wilson (AUS), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 9: Kolohe Andino (USA), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Dion Atkinson (AUS)
Heat 10: Nat Young (USA), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA)
Heat 11: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Mitch Crews (AUS)
Heat 12: Owen Wright (AUS), Josh Kerr (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)