The Quicksilver Pro France was launched in pumping six - eight foot surf this week at the Plage des Culs Nus in Hossegor and ran through the opening day two heats of round one before conditions deteriorated and forced organisers to call it off for the rest of the day.

Nat Young - USA launched his French campaign with an important round one win over WCT Tour veteran Joel Parkinson - Australia and rookie Matt Banting - Australia to skip elimination round two. Young started on a solid right hand breaking wave and kept a high line to navigate a deep tube on his backhand exited cleanly to perform two turns on the open face for a 7.17 the morning's biggest score.

Event organisers will reconvene at 8.00am local French time to assess conditions on a daily basis during the contests event window which runs from October 4th - October 15th. 2016. You can watch all the action from The Quicksilver Pro webcast live from France.

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Published by Julian Groom