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Quiksilver Pro France – Round 1 Match-ups

Quiksilver Pro France, one of the most anticipated events of the ASP Men's World Tour, kicks of today in Hossegor, France. This event will gather the elite of pro surfing world for a battle of the titans. Until the 8th of October the eyes of the entire surfing community will be pointing on them.

The official listing of Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro France 2012 has been decided. We will see some impressive matched this round. 11X ASP World Champion Kelly Slater will make his debut in Heat 4 against Tiago Pires and Dusty Payne, Taj Burrow will face Kai Otton and Taylor Knox in heat on, and there are many other interesting duels.

Check out the complete Heat Draw for Round 1 below.

Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS), Kai Otton (AUS), Taylor Knox (USA)
Heat 2: Adriano De Souza (BRA), Damien Hobgood (USA), Jadson Andre (BRA)
Heat 3: John John Florence (HAW), Miguel Pupo (BRA), Patrick Gudauskas (USA)
Heat 4: Kelly Slater (USA), Tiago Pires (PRT), Dusty Payne (HAW)
Heat 5: Joel Parkinson (AUS), Bede Durbidge (AUS), Dane Reynolds (USA)
Heat 6: Mick Fanning (AUS), Travis Logie (ZAF), Trials Winner
Heat 7: Josh Kerr (AUS), Alejo Muniz (BRA), Kolohe Andino (USA)
Heat 8: Jeremy Flores (FRA), Brett Simpson (USA), Raoni Monteiro (BRA)
Heat 9: Owen Wright (AUS), Michel Bourez (PYF), Yadin Nicol (AUS)
Heat 10: Jordy Smith (ZAF), Heitor Alves (BRA), Matt Wilkinson (AUS)
Heat 11: Julian Wilson (AUS), Adrian Buchan (AUS), Adam Melling (AUS)
Heat 12: Gabriel Medina (BRA), C.J. Hobgood (USA), Kieren Perrow (AUS)

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