BIG barrels for the morning (completion of Rd2) and evening (start of Rd3) at La Graviere for the Quiksilver Pro France.
Quads are in, claims are in (apart from Dane's 10), the adjective 'tricky' is in, 10s are in, but back-up scores are not. Out went, Taj, Fanning and Julian Wilson, all strong contenders for the event.
Heavy waves, smashed egos, long waits and people going out with a 10 pointer tucked under the rashie is par for the course in France. Particularly so at the moment with the big morning and evening tides restricting the swell hitting the La Graviere bank throughout the central portion of the day.
Fortunately the trend is toward neap tides (higher lows, lower highs) and a good wind pattern on the final heats. Check the full forecast here.