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Vspot Val d'Isére

VSPOT initial logo

New for the 2008/09 season in Val d'Isére, Vspot is a bar and snow sports clothing / equipment store.

The brief was to produce a simple "classic" verstile logo. The logo itself has been developed in 3 forms. From the initial mono logo's colour ways have been put together for this season, signage and pre-season advertising.

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Tony Hawk Hossegor 2008

Andy MacDonald Hossegor 2008 - Main Event

The Quiksilver Pro France 2008 Hossegor started with the "Tony Hawk Ramp Skate Show", strange title but amazing show. Tony Hawk was joined by Jess Fritsch, Sergie Ventura, Andy MacDonald, Kevin Staab, and from Europe Pete King, Jürgen Horwarth and Sam Bosworth.

A practice session took place the day before the event, with Kelly Slater seen watching Tony Hawk skate - that's two of the Quiksilver Super Pro's in the same spot at the same time.

Quiksilver Pro France 2008

Quiksilver Pro France 2008 - Adrian Buchan - Winner

The Quiksilver Pro France 2008 will hit Hossegor as of the Friday the 19th September. This is one in eleven destinations that make up the ASP World Tour and will see the top 46 surfers in the World competing.

Kelly Slater - 8 times World Champion, was leading and looked likely to make his title 9 times World Champion, with five wins out of the so far seven destinations at Hossegor.

Beaten in the final by Adrian Buchan, Kelly Slater went on to take the title of 9 times World Champion at Mundaka before the contest was finished.