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Slater did it again

Posted by: Chris Laughlin

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Kelly Slater has won the .  He had already secured his 9th ASP World Title a couple months ago at the Billabong Pro Mundaka – the ninth event of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour.

Slater’s 2008 crowning comes 16 years after securing his first ASP World Title. He is the oldest (at age 36) and youngest surfer (at age 20) in ASP history to win a world title. The now nine-time ASP World Champion joined the tour in 1991 and won his first ASP World Title in 1992.

Other highlights of this year’s Billabong Pipeline Masters include – only the second perfect heat total in ASP history under the two wave format.  Guess who nabbed the first perfect heat total in ASP history…  In May 2005, in the final heat of the Billabong Tahiti Pro contest at Teahupoo, Slater became the first surfer ever to be awarded two perfect scores for a total 20 out of 20 points under the ASP two-wave scoring system.

If only we could translate these incredible surfing victories into ocean health and protection victories, we’d be rockin’!

Date Posted: December 12, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Remarkable! At age 36, Kelly Slater’s surfing is still as graceful, innovative and dominating as ever!

    Comment by Tom — December 13, 2008 @ 11:44 am

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