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Final day fever pitch

Free surfers score on final day of Quik Pro France

Updated: October 9, 2012, 2:28 PM ET
By Jamie Tierney

On Friday, Oct. 5, the weather in Hossegor, France, was clear and cool in the early morning. The wind was straight offshore and the lines of swell that marched into the Bay of Biscay were ruler edged. During previous days the surfers had to guess which waves would be open barrels and which would be closeouts. Not this day. The corners were clearly visible even in the pre-dawn light and the world's best threaded through the tubes with ease. The lineup at Graviere was packed even though ...

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