Kelly Slater Wins The 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro
Kelly Slater has just won the 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro. He beat Mick Fanning in the final at smoking Cloudbreak, with a near-perfect 19.80 combined total. Kelly barely put a foot wrong all morning, clocking a perfect 20-point combined total against Sea Bass in the quarters, then breezing past John John Florence in the semis […]
Kelly Slater has just won the 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro. He beat Mick Fanning in the final at smoking Cloudbreak, with a near-perfect 19.80 combined total. Kelly barely put a foot wrong all morning, clocking a perfect 20-point combined total against Sea Bass in the quarters, then breezing past John John Florence in the semis with 18.17 points. He scooped four 10-point rides during this event, if y’can believe it (one of which was in the final). He also now leads the world tour ratings.
“What a day,” said Kelly. “That was insane. When we stared out in the Final, Mick had position and I was a little deep, but the next one was unbelievable. I want to dedicate this to my brother and his wife and their new kid Van. He told me that if I missed the birth of his son, that I’d better win, so this is for you. I want to say hi to everyone at home. What can I say, what a day.”
Kelly then went on to thank everyone on his speed dial list, and emit more positive vibes than we’ve seen from him in a long time. A relaxed, excited and dangerous Mr Slater who’s had two world wins already this year reads nothing but trouble for everyone else.
While Kelly dominated, Mick certainly fought bravely. He took down Joel Parkinson and CJ Hobgood en route to the final, and posted up a 9.20 against Kelly. His backup, howevs, didn’t cut it. “I’m pretty stoked,” Mick said. “I started off with the 9.2 and saw Kelly doing the Jesus Christ on the one behind it. When Kelly didn’t get a 10 on his first wave, I thought, ‘I’m still in this,’ but then he shut the door on the next one. Overall I’m happy. I didn’t really have a good start to this event and then at the end it came good.”
We now flip the switch and head to Keramas, for what could be the most high-performance event of the year, the Oakley Pro Bali.
VOLCOM FIJI PRO FINAL:
1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 19.80
2 – Mick Fanning (AUS) 15.87
VOLCOM FIJI PRO SEMIFINALS RESULTS:
SF 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.17 def. John John Florence (HAW) 14.00
SF 2: Mick Fanning (AUS) 17.07 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 16.70
VOLCOM FIJI PRO QUARTERFINALS RESULTS:
QF 1: John John Florence (HAW) 19.06 def. Jordy Smith (ZAF) 13.67
QF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 20 def. Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 4.10
QF 3: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 7.77 def. Josh Kerr (AUS) 7.50
QF 4: Mick Fanning (AUS) 12.13 def. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 11.83
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