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Kelly Slater

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  • 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...
  • 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: Predicting a Slater win at J-Bay

    After a two-and-a-half month break, the ASP World Tour is back until July 25 at one of the world's most exciting surfing breaks in the likes of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. After a stumble in the first event, finishing in equal ninth, Kelly Slater has...
  • Surfing Soapbox: Smith takes Billabong Pro, No. 1 rank

    Well, so much for my call that Kelly Slater would continue his run of finals in the two previous events and win the 2010 Billabong Pro held at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa. Instead, it was hometown hero Jordy Smith taking his maiden victory on the ASP...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing Past Winners

    Below is a list of the men and women who have won at the U.S. Open of Surfing: U.S. Open Men 2009: Brett Simpson (HB, Westminster) 2008: Nathaniel Curran (Oxnard) 2007: C.J. Hobgood (Florida) 2006: Rob Machado (Cardiff) 2005: Andy Irons (Hawaii)...
  • Surfing Soapbox: High stakes in imminent U.S. Open

    Imagine that the sun's out and one of the most anticipated surfing events in Southern California is almost upon us. Yes, the U.S. Open of Surfing is coming to Huntington Beach and begins its epic nine-day run Saturday with Courtney Conlogue and Huntington...