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Kelly Speaks, a little

US OPEN – Mens RD1 Webisode from McKinnon Media Productions on Vimeo. Kelly Slater cruised through his first heat at the US Open of Surfing. The heat was, admittedly, kinda unremarkable. But what was most interesting were some of the remarks he made following the heat, in regards to skipping the Billabong Pro, J-Bay to […]

cinema // Feb 22, 2016
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US OPEN – Mens RD1 Webisode from McKinnon Media Productions on Vimeo.

Kelly Slater cruised through his first heat at the US Open of Surfing. The heat was, admittedly, kinda unremarkable. But what was most interesting were some of the remarks he made following the heat, in regards to skipping the Billabong Pro, J-Bay to surf perfect Cloudbreak:

“I’m gonna be honest with you, I kinda blew it. Such a full-on rookie move. I thought we had 12 events this year and I thought we were throwing away three. We’re only throwing away two, and I got two throw-aways. I got no room to move now, I need to win every heat now.”

See the full interview in the above clip. The days’ activity also saw Dane Reynolds return to competition and almost stomp a bigspin, the attempt of which unfortunately didn’t make the highlights reel.

Kelly Slater world champ in 2011 – what d’you reckon? Can he still do it?

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