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CULS NUS BEACH, Hossegor/France (Friday, October 1, 2010) -A mammoth day of action has been completed with the Quiksilver Pro France running Rounds 3, 4 and 5 in pumping four-to-six foot (2 metre) waves at Culs Nus Beach. Event No. 7 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Quiksilver Pro France enjoyed a full day of mind-blowing surfing and incredible carnage as the remaining eight surfers were determined in the south of France.. Mick Fanning (AUS), 29, reigning ASP World Champion and defending Quiksilver Pro France champion, absolutely dominated his Round 4 bout this afternoon, threading an endless stream of barrels as well as executing a series of powerful turns to net a 16.93 out of a possible 20.. With his Round 4 win, Fanning advances directly into the Quarterfinals, bypassing Round 5 in the process.. Fanning will take on Jordy Smith (ZAF), 21, in the Quarterfinals of the Quiksilver Pro France..The current ASP World No. 2 is one of three major ASP World Title contenders remaining in the Quiskilver Pro France..Kelly Slater (USA), 38, former nine-time ASP World Champion and current ASP World No. 1, scored a sensational come-from-behind victory in Round 4 over Michel Bourez (PYF), 24, and Owen Wright (AUS), 20, this afternoon. Unable to amass a score over a 1 at the halfway mark, Slater dropped into a massive righthand barrel only to be spat out and finish with a critical closeout maneuver.. .Photo: joliphotos.com