Today in Portugal, Kelly Slater pulled off an aerial maneuver never before completed on a surfboard. The only problem is no one can agree on what to call it.
Kelly Slater surfed the elimination round today in the Hurley Pro at Trestles in California. Facing off against Jeremy Flores, who is 26, Slater lofted this monster air into the closeout, magically riding away and advancing into round three.
Earlier this week, Kelly Slater became the first person to win 11 ASP World Titles. Presumably the ASP title is fairly prestigious, but the press release doesn't elaborate.
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