Quiksilver Pro France: Ross Williams Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em 2015Ross Williams gives his start ’em, sit ’em pundit pick list for the 2015 Quiksilver Pro France, the 9th stop on the WSL Championship Tour.
Start ‘Em: Owen, Italo, Jordy
Sit ‘Em: Slater, Bourez, Dusty
Patience and timing are the keys to success on the European leg of the Championship Tour. Big tides, multiple delays and long afternoons are the norm at the Quiksilver Pro France, making for a challenging platform to get keeper scores. This is typically where some of the veterans and definitely the positive-vibe warriors will have an advantage.
Surfers who stay on top of the conditions and handle themselves through the grueling waiting period can take advantage of those who might be complacent. La Graviere and Estagnots can vary from heavy pits to high-performance rip current banks that produce shreddy waves. It’s no wonder John John Florence won this event last year–he basically ticked all the boxes mentioned above. Maybe the most important attribute to look for in your picks is someone who keeps the groove and can adapt to challenging conditions. In other words, the headstrong are the warriors of choice.
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