Thursday, September 25, 2008


If you haven't already heard You Tube Now has an Official ASP World Tour Channel.

Now you can check out all the event footage, so far they have the last 3 events including the Quicksilver Pro France where Kelly was force to Mundaka to claim his world title.

Heres un update from France:

Adrian Buchan (Aus) defeats Kelly Slater(Usa) in France

2008-09-24 10:00:56
Adrian Buchan (Avoca, Australia) won the Quiksilver Pro France presented by Orange today over 8-time ASP world champion Kelly Slater (Cocoa Beach, USA) in a thrilling and closely fought final. Buchan's win, the first WCT victory of his career, took away Slater's chance at clinching an unprecedented 9th world title at this event. Slater moves on to the next event in Mundaka, Spainwhere he needs only a 9th place finish to win the title. His 2nd place result, coming on the heels of 5 tour wins this year, pushed him even farther ahead of his closest rivals, Taj Burrow (Yallingup, Australia) and Bede Durbidge (Currumbin, Australia.) Brazil's Adriano De Souza (Guaruja, Brazil) and American Damien Hobgood (Satellite Beach, USA) finished in equal 3rd. De Souza's result rocketed him to 3rd in the world and equaled his career best result. Hobgood's finish helped him improve upon what has been an injury marred season. Rookie Dane Reynolds (Ventura, USA) whose explosive surfing stood out throughout the event, took a solid 5th place. He beat world #2 Taj Burrow in Round 4 and moved to the lead in the race for rookie of the year honors. Tahitian wildcard, Michel Bourez (Papara, French Polynesia), also made the quarterfinals and was very impressive in every heat he surfed. The waves remained in the 1-2 meterrange and the weather was ideal at LesEstagnotBeachin Hossegor and the world's best surfers put on quite a show during the four days of competition.

The ASP World Tour moves on next week to Mundaka, Spainand all eyes will again be on Kelly Slater in his quest for world title #9
At home the banks are a little worse for wear after the big swell, so it might be hard to get some waves the next week or so.

But if you are not surfing ...or working check out the Asp World Tour YouTube channel ...that will keep you busy!

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