Stop No. 8 on the ASP World Tour kicked off this week at Le Penon in Seignosse, Southwest France. The Top 34 took to the water with 11X World Champ Kelly Slater (USA) and Quiksilver surfer Dane Reynolds (USA) matching up in Round 1 of the Quiksilver Pro, splitting the a-frame peak. The world’s best performers will have to out score the Top 5, fiercely fighting for a chance at the World Title. The world rankings going into the #QuikPro stand as follows: 1. Mick Fanning (AUS), 2. Kelly Slater (USA), 3. Jordy Smith (ZAF), 4. Taj Burrow (AUS) and 5. Joel Parkinson (AUS).
Quiksilver Pro France, Day 1 Photo Gallery: