That’s 3 out of 4. Soon-to-be 9X ASP World Champion, Kelly Slater, continued to run away with it today, as he defeat fellow Floridan, C.J. Hobgood at the Globe Pro Fiji.
?I don?t think I?ve ever won three out of the first four events on tour,” said Slater. ?I?ve won the first two a couple times but I think this is the first time I?ve ever done this. Being the only guy on tour to win an event is pretty odd ? I don?t think there has ever been that situation on tour. I know [Tom] Curren and Potts [Martin Potter] both won the first three, but I don?t think a wildcard filled in that fourth one.?
Slater took out both Hobgoods, Bobby Martinez and the legendary Occy, all goofy footers at two different lefts, Cloudbreak and Restaurants. Apparently they teach you how to surf backside in Coco Beach.
What’s that I hear? Oh, it’s the fat lady starting to worm up her vocal chords, so put the champaign on ice all you in the Slater camp. Next stop for the circus, J Bay. If Super Slates wins at Super Tubes, you can pretty much stick a fork in the whole top 45. That’s right, I’m full of them.
What’s that you want another one? How about if he wins there, and then wins the Rip Curl Pro Search, the rest of the members of the Dream Tour will have to starting Searching for something new to dream about, because that will be the final nail in their coffins.
He’s that good folks, and keeps getting better, constantly evolving.
Globe Pro Fiji Final Results:
Final: Kelly Slater (USA) 16.67 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.27
Globe Pro Fiji Semifinal Results:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.70 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 12.84
Heat 2: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 17.64 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.87
Globe Pro Fiji Quarterfinal Results:
Heat 1: Taj Burrow (AUS) 14.60 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.73
Heat 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 14.27 def. Bobby Martinez (USA) 13.67
Heat 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 17.50 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 6.84
Heat 4: Adriano de Souza (BRA) 13.00 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 12.66
Top 10 ASP World Tour Rated Surfers after the Globe Pro Fiji:
1. Kelly Slater (USA) 4010 points
2. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 3072 points
3. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 3050 points
4. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 2808 points
5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 2762 points
6. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 2728 points
7. Mick Fanning (AUS) 2721 points
8. Andy Irons (HAW 2606 points
9. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 2474 points
10. Bobby Martinez (USA) 2428 points