Kelly Slater wins the 2011 Hurley Pro, Lower Trestles
And Kelly does it again. The third consecutive final between Kelly Slater and Owen Wright (the first time the two same dudes’ve been in three consecutive finals in ASP history) was wave-starved, and came down to an exchange in the last coupla minutes. Kelly, clever man that he is, had been missing the second, bigger […]
And Kelly does it again. The third consecutive final between Kelly Slater and Owen Wright (the first time the two same dudes’ve been in three consecutive finals in ASP history) was wave-starved, and came down to an exchange in the last coupla minutes. Kelly, clever man that he is, had been missing the second, bigger wave of the set all heat, so let Owen take the first wave this time and took the second, bigger one for himself. Owen popped a backside air, threw a 270 finner and a coupla turns, and Kelly went about pulverising his wave to the beach. Owen stood at water’s edge, waiting for the scores to drop, but Kelly ran up to the tower. The scores came in and, like we’ve seen so many times before, Robbie Slater raised his arms above his head and smiled from ear to ear.
Get used to seeing these two on the podium together. This is the third time in as many events. Photo: ASP/Kirstin
Kelly’s final wave of the event, a 9.00, was pure power. Photo: ASP/Kirstin
Kelly and Owen’s final came down to an exchange in the dying minutes. Owen came damn close, but Kelly slipped in front. Photo: ASP/Rowland
Jules Wilson didn’t get past the semis, thanks to an interference against Owen. Photo: ASP/Kirstin
Just as he did in New York, Josh Kerr fell to Kelly in the quarters. Photo: ASP/Rowland
Mick Fanning and Owen tied in the quarters, but Mick lost on the countback. Photo: ASP/Kirstin
Taj Burrow couldn’t get it together against Heitor Alves in round five. Photo: ASP/Rowland
Ace Buchan went down to Jules in round five. Photo: ASP/Kirstin
J-Flo tasted the sting of Josh Kerr in the five round. Photo: ASP/Rowland
What a day, huh? Photo: ASP/Rowland
HURLEY PRO AT TRESTLES FINAL RESULT:
1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 17.50
2 – Owen Wright (AUS) 16.74
HURLEY PRO AT TRESTLES SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.40 def. Heitor Alves (BRA) 16.57
SF 2: Owen Wright (AUS) 14.74 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 10.04
HURLEY PRO AT TRESTLES QUARTERFINALS RESULTS:
QF 1: Heitor Alves (BRA) 12.77 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 12.50
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 17.60 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 11.07
QF 3: Owen Wright (AUS) 15.67 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.67
QF 4: Julian Wilson (AUS) 18.23 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.93
HURLEY PRO AT TRESTLES ROUND 5 RESULTS:
Heat 1: Heitor Alves (BRA) 12.74 def. Taj Burrow (AUS) 9.80
Heat 2: Josh Kerr (AUS) 15.27 def. Jeremy Flores (FRA) 12.97
Heat 3: Mick Fanning (AUS) 18.23 def. Damien Hobgood (USA) 10.27
Heat 4: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.67 def. Adrian Buchan (AUS) 12.37
CURRENT ASP WORLD TITLE TOP 10 (After Hurley Pro at Trestles)
1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 44,950 pts.
2 – Owen Wright (AUS) 39,900
3 – Joel Parkinson (AUS) 35,400
4 – Adriano de Souza (BRA)31950
5 – Josh Kerr (AUS)30,800
6 – Taj Burrow (AUS) 29,250
7 – Mick Fanning (AUS)28,200
8 – Jordy Smith (ZAF)27,500
9 – Jeremy Flores (FRA)23,700
10 – Michel Bourez (PYF) 22,250
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