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Kelly Slater

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  • Katin surf contest opens Friday

    The Katin Pro/Am Team Challenge will run for two days starting Friday at the north side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The event will combine elements of team and traditional surfing competition formats and champions will be decided in team and...
  • Joe Surf: Collins made huge impact on surfing industry

    Surfline has planned a paddleout to honor its founder and one of the most influential surfers in the history of the sport, Sean Collins, at 11 a.m. Sunday on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Collins, 59, passed away after suffering a heart...
  • Joe Surf: Kneeboarder has remarkable win after injury

    We've all heard the sports phrase "playing hurt." Huntington Beach's Tom Backer has taken it to a new level. Backer, 48, finished in second place in the open division of the 2012 Kneeboard Surfing USA Titles finals last week on the south side of the...
  • Joe Surf: Laguna's Pribram intervening in Windy City surfer arrest

    "Surfing is not a crime." That's what 11-time Assn. of Surfing Professionals champ Kelly Slater tweeted when he found out last month that 40-year-old Rex Flodstrom was arrested by Chicago police for — wait for it — surfing off the shores of...
  • Joe Surf: Balancing school and the board

    Pro surfing and school don't mix. At least not the kind of school that requires its students to show up on time, spend most of the day in a classroom and then go home and do homework into the afternoon and evening. That's why so many up-and-coming...
  • Haakenson: Check out Hurley Pro at Trestles

    The best surfers in the world are going at it this week in the Hurley Pro at Trestles, a rare chance for many in Orange County to see these guys competing for a world championship. The Hurley Pro is one of 10 contests in the Assn. of Surfing Professional...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Slater now with 10,000-point lead

    It's not often that the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked surfers in the world square off against one another but in Peniche, Portugal, that is exactly what happened. The finals showdown included No. 2 Jordy Smith going up against not only the top surfer but more...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Armstrong, Federer, presently Slater?

    Somewhere in Puerto Rico, the Rip Curl Pro Search is gearing up to start at a still-mysterious location, with the world's best surfers ready to converge on the island paradise of warm weather and fun waves. Stop No. 9 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the...
  • Briefly In Sports

    Owens commits to Miami Edison pitcher Henry Owens committed over the weekend to the University of Miami, Edison Coach Steve Lambright said Monday. The senior left-handed pitcher, who went 9-2 last year, was in Jupiter, Fla., playing for the St. Louis...