What: Rip Curl Pro Hossegor, ASP 6-Star Prime WQS Men's Event Where: Hossegor, France When: 18 - 24 August 2008

The Rip Curl Pro WQS 6-Star event is the leading surf contest on the ASP World Qualifying Series. The event is held along France’s famed Hossegor coastline and is set to attract the globe's top pro surfers.

The top 144 surfers in the world will be set to battle it out, as this event attracts the elite from the World Tour who want to consolidate their position, as well as the best from the WQS who are eager to join the top ranks. The contest starts off with 4-man heats up to the quarter-finals, before moving on to man-on-man heats, with the final offering a staggering $135,000 in prize money.

For the web-users who can’t make it to the French coast this summer, the entire event will be transmitted live on the Rip Curl website.