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Kelly Slater

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  • 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...
  • Surfing Soapbox: It's Smith vs. Slater in Rip Curl Pro

    The Rip Curl Pro, which was held Wednesday at Peniche, Portugal, just completed Round 4 in punchy, rippable two- to three-foot waves at the backup venue known as Belgas. Surfers in the three-man, non-elimination round pushed the boundaries of high-...
  • City Lights: Slater handles himself like a pro

    I got to be a celebrity once, kind of. It wasn't at Barnes & Noble or the Academy Awards or anything like that, but at Girls Inc. of Orange County. I had covered a few stories there as the Daily Pilot's education reporter, and when I arrived to write...
  • City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird

    City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird
    As I've noted before, I don't get awed by meeting celebrities. Over the years, I've encountered Rainn Wilson, Giada de Laurentiis, Gillian Welch, Kelly Slater and a slew of others, and the feeling is always the same: a second or two of giddiness, followed...
  • Joe Surf: Now that Slater's got the city key, come on back to compete

    So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city. Well deserved. Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues? Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and...
  • 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...
  • Joe Surf: Newport surfer rising

    Chase Wilson, welcome to the big time. While Wilson's rise in the ranks in the Assn. of Surfing Professionals' Juniors events is no secret, he took a major step last weekend just a few miles north of his Newport Beach home in the ASP Vans Pier Classic on...