Kelly Slater Wins Hurley Pro Trestles

Kelly, 105G's richer after today's victory. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kelly, 105G's richer after today's victory. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly was a freak today, as we already knew he was. When he surfs like he did today at the Hurley Pro it’s impossible to knock him down. I’m pretty sure seeing that number 1 on Jordy Smith’s back the entire week ate him up and lit the fire that could potentially lead to his 10th world title—but that’s months away and things can change at the drop of a hat. But Kelly does find himself in that number 1 slot now and I have a strange feeling that we won’t be seeing it leave his grasp this year…

ASP WORLD TITLE RACE TOP 5 (After Hurley Pro at Trestles):
1.
Kelly Slater (USA) 40,000 pts
2. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 35,500 pts
3. Taj Burrow (AUS) 30,500 pts
4. Dane Reynolds (USA) 30,250 pts
5. Mick Fanning (AUS) 29,500 pts

Kelly is $105K richer due partly to turns that no mortal can do, like this one. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kelly is $105K richer due partly to turns that no mortal can do, like this one. Photo: jackenglish.com
CJ Hobgood going backside on a Lowers bomb. Photo: jackenglish.com
CJ Hobgood going backside on a Lowers bomb. Photo: jackenglish.com
White Lightning did not strike two years in a row at Lowers. Photo: jackenglish.com
White Lightning did not strike two years in a row at Lowers. Photo: jackenglish.com
Taj Burrow wins the "most stylish laybacks of the event" in my book. Photo: jackenglish.com
Taj Burrow wins the "most stylish laybacks of the event" in my book. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dane Reynolds sits only 250 points behind Taj for third place at the moment. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dane Reynolds sits only 250 points behind Taj for third place at the moment. Photo: jackenglish.com
Bede Durbidge took down Jordy and Dane today but came up short against Kelly. Photo: jackenglish.com
Bede Durbidge took down Jordy and Dane today but came up short against Kelly. Photo: jackenglish.com
Jordy Smith's dad was on hand today, only to see his son give up that number 1 spot. But it's still a long ways away from crowning anyone. Photo: jackenglish.com
Jordy Smith's dad was on hand today, only to see his son give up that number 1 spot. But it's still a long ways away from crowning anyone. Photo: jackenglish.com
Damien Hobgood doing his best effort to get a barrel like Slater or Taj did today. Photo: jackenglish.com
Damien Hobgood doing his best effort to get a barrel like Slater or Taj did today. Photo: jackenglish.com
Owen Wright made a strong case for his rookie of the year campaign at Lowers this week. Photo: jackenglish.com
Owen Wright made a strong case for his rookie of the year campaign at Lowers this week. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kids love Dane. Hell everyone loves Dane. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kids love Dane. Hell everyone loves Dane. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kelly punched the clock today at noon and it paid off big time. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kelly punched the clock today at noon and it paid off big time. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kieren Perrow made the most of his injury wildcard by putting up his best result of the year, a fifth. Photo: jackenglish.com
Kieren Perrow made the most of his injury wildcard by putting up his best result of the year, a fifth. Photo: jackenglish.com
I wish I could do turns like this on "plug boards"—or any boards for that matter. Photo: jackenglish.com
I wish I could do turns like this on "plug boards"—or any boards for that matter. Photo: jackenglish.com
Adrian "Ace" Buchan jumped into the top 10 after Lowers and is heading into one of his favorite spots, France. Photo: jackenglish.com
Adrian "Ace" Buchan jumped into the top 10 after Lowers and is heading into one of his favorite spots, France. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dane's backside tailblows are the things dreams are made of. Photo: jackenglish.com
Dane's backside tailblows are the things dreams are made of. Photo: jackenglish.com
Your Hurley Pro champ, Kelly Slater. Photo: jackenglish.com
Your Hurley Pro champ, Kelly Slater. Photo: jackenglish.com
Congrats Kelly! As Taj noted yesterday, whoever wins this is gonna earn it and Kelly definitely earned it. Photo: jackenglish.com
Congrats Kelly! As Taj noted yesterday, whoever wins this is gonna earn it and Kelly definitely earned it. Photo: jackenglish.com

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