Australian standout Callum Robson should be in the first heat when the events resume. Credit: © WSL /  Poullenot

  • Unruly Surf Forces Third Lay Day in Southwest France
  • Next Call Friday at 8:15 a.m (CET)
  • More at www.WorldSurfLeague.com 

Stop No.3 of 4 on the 2021 Challenger Series, the Quiksilver and ROXY Pro France have been put on hold, a lay day has been called in Southwest France.

“The surf is completely unruly this morning,” Travis Logie, Senior Manager, Tours & Competition said. “The forecast was pretty obvious but there’s always a chance here that the swell or winds don’t do exactly what they’re supposed to so we wanted to see for ourselves. The forecast improves a little bit for Friday so we’re hoping to get back underway tomorrow.”

After a massive day of competition yesterday, the fields have reduced considerably at the Quiksilver and ROXY Pro France. 

While the ROXY Pro France has already decided its Quarterfinalists, the Quiksilver Pro France still has 24 surfers vying for the precious rankings points towards qualification for the 2022 Championship Tour.

When competition resumes, the Quiksilver Pro France Round of 24 is likely to be first out in the lineup, with Alex Ribeiro (BRA), Beyrick De Vries (ZAF) and Callum Robson (AUS) battling it out in Heat 1.

The next call will be at 8:15 a.m (CET) on Friday.

The 2021 Quiksilver and ROXY Pro France will unfold from October 16-24, 2021, at Capbreton / Hossegor / Seignosse, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine – France. For all results, photos, video highlights and press releases, log on to worldsurfleague.com

The Quiksilver and ROXY Pro France are made possible with the support of the cities of Capbreton, Hossegor and Seignosse, MACS, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Quiksilver and ROXY, Oakley, Hydro Flask, Tourtel Twist.

UPCOMING ROXY PRO FRANCE QUARTERFINAL MATCHUPS: 
QF 1 : Sawyer Lindblad (USA) vs. Dimity Stoyle (AUS) 
QF 2: Alyssa Spencer (USA) vs. Brisa Hennessy (CRI) 
QF 3: Molly Picklum (AUS) vs. India Robinson (AUS) 
QF 4: Vahine Fierro (FRA) vs. Caitlin Simmers (USA)

COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of athletes, staff, and the local community are of the utmost importance and there are a robust set of procedures in place to keep everyone safe. Athletes, staff, media and the public will be required to show proof of the “Health Pass” before accessing any of the event facilities or the beach.

About Quiksilver

Quiksilver is an emblematic boardsports brand of Boardriders, Inc., founded by a group of surfing enthusiasts in Australia in 1969. True to a unique lifestyle, Quiksilver holds passion, authenticity and innovation to be fundamental values. The brand’s identity is represented by its logo, a mountain inside a wave symbolizing its attachment to boardsports and its playgrounds, the sea and the slopes. Quiksilver products cover the whole range of sportswear, accessories and boardsports gear. Quiksilver is also intimately associated with the very best athletes and the biggest events in the history of boardsports. www.quiksilver.com

“The Pro France is not just another event for Boardriders, it sparks emotions and memories for us but also for the surfers and public. These surf spots and this event are part of the history of Quiksilver and ROXY and we take pride in providing continued support. To see the world’s best surfers battle it out on world class waves is always something special and can provide magical moments you don’t want to miss.” Nicolas Foulet, Boardriders Europe President.

About ROXY

ROXY, a brand of Boardriders, Inc., has been empowering female pioneers since 1990. The first and only exclusively-female global action sports brand, ROXY specializes in the development and design of trend-leading, technically innovative lifestyle and performance wear inspired by the Mountain & the Wave. By creating first-of-its-kind products designed for surfing, winter sports, fitness and yoga & cultivating a breed of female pioneers who changed the course of sport, ROXY has empowered all women to challenge the status quo in every arena of their lives.

About the WSL 
Established in 1976, the World Surf League (WSL) is the home of the world’s best surfing. 
 
A global sports, media and entertainment company, the WSL oversees international tours and competitions, a studios division creating over 500+ hours of live and on-demand content, and via affiliate WaveCo, the home of the world’s largest high performance, human-made wave. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL has regional offices in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.
 
The WSL annually crowns the men’s and women’s surfing World Champions. The global Tours and Competition division oversees and operates more than 180 global contests each year across the Championship Tour, the development tiers, including the Challenger, Qualifying and Junior Series, as well as longboard and big wave properties.  
 
Launched in 2019, WSL Studios is an independent producer of unscripted television projects, including documentaries and series, which provide unprecedented access to athletes, events, and locations around the world. WSL events and content are distributed on linear television in over 743M+ homes worldwide and across digital and social media platforms around the world, including WorldSurfLeague.com
 
WaveCo includes the Surf Ranch Lemoore facility and the utilizing and licensing of the Kelly Slater Wave System.
 
The WSL is dedicated to changing the world through the inspirational power of surfing by creating authentic events, experiences, and storytelling to inspire a growing, global community to live with purpose, originality, and stoke.  
 
For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com.