Photo: Timo

With the virtual surfing world's knickers on fire with reports of slashing cuts at Quiksilver USA, our source has confirmed an official statement from Quik EU boss Pierre Agnes at a meeting held today, "There will be no immediate cuts to our teams in Europe."

Despite twitty remarks from J Flo (construction job offer in Oz) and in line with Tiago's indignation at reports that he was also for the chop, it seems the Quiksilver Europe team will be riding with large red snowcapped mountain and cresting wave logos on their boards for some time yet.

On that note, Aritz and Timo are making their way back from scoring a wicked run of thick swells and offshore winds in Ireland. Stay tuned for more.