French Expression Session – Photos + Video
By Col Bernasconi | 09 October 2011
Evergreen grommet and former two time world champ, Tommy Carroll, parks it. Pic: ASP/Cestari
Tommy ‘Gun’ Carroll lit up the crowd pulling into the big outside lefts, Kelly Slater went vertical on the inside rights and Brazilian sensation Gabriel Medina trumped all with a frontside aerial that screamed futuristic-function. With the main event on hold, the Quikky Pro focus turned from tallying heat scores to oneupmanship. There may not have been any ASP World Tour rating points on the line, but still thousands of rabid French surf fans paid close attention from the waters edge. When was the last time you saw a Mexican wave at a surfing event?
Expression sessions – you gotta love them.
Adrian 'Ace' Buchan got a good look at the cash from there – but not quite. Pic: ASP/Cestari
Knee doctors around the world cringed at this forehand hack-jam from Brazilian Aleji Muniz. PIc: ASP/Cestari
Like a Porsche on rails, Kelly Slater hits his corners perfectly. Pic: ASP/Cestari
His wetsuit designs sometimes lack style but his surfing is pure money, Matty Wilkinson mid punt. Pic: ASP/Cestari