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Kelly Slater

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  • Joe Surf: Women are the ones to watch at the US Open

    Joe Surf: Women are the ones to watch at the US Open
    More and more girls, young women and even not-so-young women are surfing these days, so it stands to reason that the professional women are on the rise as well. The US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will have plenty of interesting storylines playing...
  • 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...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Slater continues reign, Osborne makes history

    After an amazing display of surfing and waves at Lower Trestles, the ASP World Tour finds itself in the south of France for event No. 7 of 10 for the Quiksilver Pro. Kelly Slater, who once again put the rest of the tour on notice that the king of...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Fanning, Slater duke it out in Quiksilver Pro

    There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned dog fight, even in the world of professional surfing — and that is exactly what this year's world title race is beginning to look like. I'm just not sure that it includes Jordy Smith anymore. A...
  • Haakenson: Conlogue among elite on ASP World Tour

    Courtney Conlogue continues to make things interesting in the race for the title of world's best women's surfer. Conlogue, 19, a Santa Ana native who went to Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, is in fourth place in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals...
  • Haakenson: Bartovich, Mel shine at NSSA regional

    The National Scholastic Surfing Assn. West Coast Regional Championships had some fun surf last weekend on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier, and a couple of local surfers came up big. Tony Bartovich, 18 and a senior at Huntington Beach High,...
  • Haakenson: Oakley seeking top high school surfers

    The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge has come up with a new twist to its concept of team surfing competitions, and this one will feature some of the best high school surfers in the area. The Oakley Orange County High School Surf Team Challenge will be held...
  • Haakenson: OC surfers dominate NSSA Championships

    If there was any doubt Orange County had the best young surfers in the nation, doubt no more. The National Scholastic Surfing Assn. Championships were held last weekend at Salt Creek and O.C. schools dominated. San Clemente won the boys' high school...
  • Joe Surf: Catching up with Surf City's 'Simpo'

    Last time we checked in with him, Brett Simpson — "Simpo" to his friends — was leaving the water on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier with his head down. It was his first heat of the U.S. Open of Surfing in August and he was trying...