TWEED surfer and four-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore has been delayed in her pursuit of yet another title.
The current number one can wrap up the world championship in France this week at the Roxy Pro Biarritz after already winning two pro tour titles this year.
Unfortunately the swell was not playing its part and organizers cancelled the opening day of competition.
"I adore France and always seem to feel at home there," Gilmore said.
"We had some nice waves in the last year's event and although the summer in Europe is not the best time for waves, there always seems to be something fun to compete in.
"I've been surfing on some new shapes from DHD, smaller and a bit wider in different points than my usual, to try and suit the waves in France and Huntington."
As defending champion of the event Gilmore's closet competition for the title is fellow Australian Sally Fitzgibbons
"Sally (Fitzgibbons) is an incredible athlete, a wonderful surfer and she's driven to succeed," Gilmore said.
"You can never underestimate her or any of the girls for that matter."