Kelly Slater was sneaking through heats in the earlier rounds but when the horn blew for the final it was game on. It was classic Slater at its finest. Watching him fall from the sky and into perfect pipeline barrels never gets old. Photo: Tony Heff.
Kelly Slater (USA) was nearly eliminated after a shocking Round 1 performance as the 11-time WSL Champion had flu-like symptoms leading up to the event, but recovered with a win in Round 2 over Dusty Payne (HAW).