Kelly's Teahupo'o tear continued during his Quarterfinal match with Bruno Santos. Slater earned his fourth 10-point ride of the event midway through the heat. Slater earned his first 10 of the event during Monday's non-elimination round with Bruno, but that wasn't enough to overtake the wildcard's total. Fortunately for the 44-year-old legend, this one earned him a win.
To grasp the scope of Slater's Teahupo'o dominance in this year's event, it's worth noting that his average heat score (AHS) through the Quarterfinals was 17.99.