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Kelly Slater

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  • Straight outta, um, Fountain Valley

    Straight outta, um, Fountain Valley
    The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley. To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over. It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
  • Joe Surf: Jack's strikes back to win Surf Shop Challenge

    It could not have been pleasant for those at Jack's Surfboards to watch the Oakley Surf Shop Challenge the past few years. Right in their own backyard, across the street from their shop at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street and down on the south...
  • Haakenson: Doheny shines in Bali

    It was one year ago this week that Andrew Doheny reached the final heat of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' World Junior Championships in Bali, Indonesia, finishing in second place in what was considered a breakthrough performance by the Newport...
  • Simpson repeats as men's champ

    Simpson repeats as men's champ
    Brett Simpson is The $100,000 Man. Again. Just after noon Sunday, right about the time the sun began to break through the heavy overcast sky, the Huntington Beach native thrust his arms high into the air at the sound of the final horn, directing his...
  • Hawaii's Moore wins Women's final

    Hawaii's Moore wins Women's final
    Six days before the Women's final at the U.S .Open of Surfing came the big announcement. To the winner of Saturday's finale would go a record $50,000. That was $30,000 more than the previously set first-place prize of $20,000, which was also a record....
  • Surfing Soapbox: With his second U.S. Open win, Simpson now a real threat

    Last year, one might have called Brett Simpson's winning the U.S. Open of Surfing a Cinderella story: winning the biggest event in his backyard and becoming the first hometown local to win one of the most prestigious events on the World Qualifying...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Next events could help Slater

    Here we are going into event No. 5 out of 10 on the ASP World Tour, with Jordy Smith winning event No. 4 for his first world tour victory. This after Kelly Slater had gone on a mini two-event hot streak of his own, winning one and placing second...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Pressure is on in ASP World Tour

    As of Tuesday, the Billabong Pro being held at Teahupoo, Tahiti, again saw small surf in the one- to two-foot range and has forced event organizers to call another lay day. However, a slightly improved forecast for later in the week could see the world'...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Front-runner falls to local surfer in major upset

    The Billabong Pro — being held amid some of the most hollow and dangerous waves in the world, with famous left barrels — resumed Tuesday in clean three- to- four-foot waves for the completion of Round 2 and the first 12 heats of Round 3. The...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Recharged at 32, Irons ready for comeback

    Don't call it a comeback, because Andy Irons has been here before. Nineteen times, in fact, to go along with three world titles. But Irons' 20th win of the world tour might be not only the sweetest but also the most defining moment of his career....
  • Surfing Soapbox: Excitement continues at Lower Trestles

    The Hurley Pro is underway this week down at Lower Trestles, with a new swell expected in the next couple of days, which should certainly increase the excitement in the water. Lower Trestles is widely known as one of the most high performance waves on...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Making my picks for fantasy surf team

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: The king is still the king – of surfing, that is. Kelly Slater still stands atop the world tour rankings, after being in devastating form all week and taking the Hurley Pro title for the fourth time in...