Kelly Slater Breaks World Record

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Kelly Slater Wins Trestles

The pro surfing tour is in full swing and things got interesting. After nine of the top ten surfers didn’t make it past round three at the Boost Mobile Pro you could kind of feel something is gonna happen. Well one big sentence that sums the whole thing would be: Reigning and 8X Foster’s ASP World Champion Kelly Slater (USA) has won his first event in over a year, moved to current World No. 2, and broke a world record for most wins in history after beating Pancho Sullivan (HAW) in the Final of the 2007 Boost Mobile Pro presented by Hurley today. Seems like Kelly Slater is back on track to make history. What did he have to say after his win?

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Kelly Slater “It’ll be nice to go and sit down and think about this one. This will be a neat little tournament for my career. I’m a little bummed because I didn’t feel like I capitalized on the waves I had, and it was frustrating, but just to get that win was important. We had similar conditions to 1990 when I won out here, so it was pretty magical.”

With his 34th ASP World Tour win Kelly Slater became the mo successful surfer in the history. Until today he was tied with Tom Curren (USA) who set his 33rd event win record 16 years ago. Slater later said that he kind of hoped to stay on 33 and tied with Tom Curren forever but sooner or later someone will come and break his record too.

Kelly Slater in super heat

A short flick of the round 1 of the 2007 Boost Mobile Pro at Lower Trestles. The so called superheat featuring Kelly Slater, Dayne Reynolds and Cory Lopez was one of the best heats in surfing history. At the end Kelly Slater came out on top.


1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 13.40
2 – Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 10.60

SF 1: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 15.24 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 5.33
SF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.83 def. Tom Whitaker (AUS) 10.33

QF 1: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 11.17 def. Troy Brooks (AUS) 8.00
QF 2: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 14.17 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.67
QF 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.60 def. Taylor Knox (USA) 16.67
QF 4: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 15.83 def. Ben Dunn (AUS) 14.93

Heat 1: Troy Brooks (AUS) 14.00 def. Chris Ward (USA) 11.40
Heat 2: Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 13.47 def. Neco Padaratz (BRA) 11.17
Heat 3: Jeremy Flores (FRA) 13.94 def. Rodrigo Dornelles (BRA) 9.83
Heat 4: C.J Hobgood (USA) 17.57 def. Dane Reynolds (USA) 9.23
Heat 5: Kelly Slater (USA) 15.74 def. Fredrick Patacchia (HAW) 8.50
Heat 6: Taylor Knox (USA) 15.90 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.67
Heat 7: Ben Dunn (AUS) 9.67 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 7.40
Heat 8: Tom Whitaker (AUS) 16.77 def. Shaun Cansdell (AUS) 12.93

Foster’s ASP World Tour Ratings after Stop No. 6 the Boost Mobile Pro pres. by Hurley
1. Mick Fanning (AUS) 5270
2. Kelly Slater (USA) 5040
3. Taj Burrow (AUS) 4511
4. Andy Irons (HAW) 4331
5. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 4029
6. Damien Hobgood (USA) 3824
7. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 3467
8. Pancho Sullivan (HAW) 3462
9. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 3438
10. Dean Morrison (AUS) 3248

So do you think Kelly Slater has a chance to win his 9th title?


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