Though the official waiting period for the Quiksilver Pro France, Stop No. 7 of 10 on the 2007 FosterÂ’s ASP World Tour, begins today, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, no official competition will be held at La Nord in Hossegor.

With nine more days in an event waiting period which stretches from Sept. 20-30, 2007, contest officials have opted to use the first day of the event window to run the Quiksilver Pro Trials at Grand Plage in nearby Biarritz instead.

The surfers competing in the trials are: Tom Curren (USA), Tamaroa McComb (PYF), Michel Bourez (PYF), Clay Marzo (AUS), Dylan Graves (PRI), Alain Riou (PYF), Joan Duru (FRA), Tiago Pieres (PRT), Fred Robin (REU), Patrick Beven (FRA), Nikolaus Von Rupp (GER), Marlon Lipke (DEU) and Marc Lacomare (FRA). The winner of the Quiksilver Pro Trials will earn the third and final wildcard into the main event.

Former FosterÂ’s ASP World Tour surfer Miky Picon (FRA) and World Qualifying Series No. 12, Aritz Aranburu (EUK) received automatic wildcards into the Quiksilver Pro France. A complete Quiksilver Pro draw will be available when the third and final wildcard is decided.

Stay tuned for the live webcast right here - www.aspworldtour.com/quikprofrance/.