A new pulse of swell sent waves in the four-to-five foot range this morning in Pantin, prompting organizers to complete the remaining heats of the men’s QS3,000 Pull&Bear Pantin Classic Galicia ProRound Three as well as four heats of Round Four.
The big powerful rights and lefts in the morning challenged most competitors and it wasn’t before Heat 8 that scores started approaching the excellent range. Rio Waida was the first surfer to crack the 8 bar, but even then, a few heats followed with nothing major happening.
Tristan Guilbaud brought power to the party and scored two big maneuvers to post an 8.33. He kept trying to push even more radical turns on the closeout sections but was reminded of the power of the ocean a couple of times, before finding a nicer left to post a 6.17 back up and move on to Round Four.