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We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

Kelly Slater and Richie Porta break down Kelly's recovery air

By now you've seen Kelly Slater's recovery air from round five of the Hurley Pro, Lowers. If you didn't see it live, or on a surf site, then perhaps you saw it on CNN, SBS, ABC, Esquire, or one of the many other unlikely portals that wouldn't have ever posted it if it'd happened pre-J-Bay final. Anyways, Kelly scooped a 4.17 and most of the Internet thought that was bullshit. In something of a response, here's a WSL clip featuring Kelly discussing the wave with commentator Ross Williams, as well as head judge Richie Porta breaking down the score from a criteria perspective.

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