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Unpredictable conditions provide surprises in Hossegor

Updated: October 12, 2011, 2:57 PM ET
By Peter 'Joli' Wilson | ESPN.com

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The beach breaks of Hossegor are throwing up plenty of good waves for the Quiksilver Pro France, but finding the right one is proving very tricky. Throw in a massive tide coefficient, plus shifting sandbars, and planning a heat strategy is driving the surfers crazy.

Today's heats ran around the tides with the contest even on hold for two hours, waiting for high tide to drain. For surfers who like to watch conditions and plan ...

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