Kelly Slater Weighs In On The Number 6 @ Trestles Debate
“Medina coming from nowhere to win would be a big story.”
Yes it would.
You can read our full piece weighing up the pros and cons of allowing #6 to surf here.
We were surprised to hear how passionately people felt about it on social media – 11x World Champion Kelly Slater too who offers his analysis below.
“I’ve been wondering about this. If one person is out of an event for injury, someone replaces them. If Filipe gets hurt now would he maintain his spot for the title? Ethan will only drop one spot whether he were to surf and lose or not surf at all. With any new format there are things to be worked out. I personally think the next person should fill in. If four people were injured there would just be a default winner in this scenario which defeats the purpose of a surf off. Medina coming from nowhere to win would be a big story.”
81% of our audience are in agreement with the GOAT.
You listening Woz?
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