Kelly Slater wins the 2012 Hurley Pro at Trestles and claims his 50th WCT event win. Not only are his 11 ASP world titles a world record. He now has a record 50 ASP WCT tour event wins. That’s pretty amazing for the 40 year old!
Slater knocked off Parko and claimed the $105,000 yesterday. This is the 5th time Slater has won the Hurley Pro. This win moves Slats into 3rd place overall only behind Parko and Fanning. There are only 4 WCT events remaining and the Quiksilver Pro France is the next event. The event runs Sept 28-Oct 8.
Take a look at these surfers as they catch a ride on the surf foam. Literally, surfing on the foam. The foam was caused by flood waters off the coast of New Zealand. There were 3 surfers out in this polluted surf catching the swell from the passing storm. I wonder what kind of illnesses these guys received?
Photographer, Chris Garden, caught this spectacle as the waves and polluted flood waters met. I guess the surf must have been really worth it.
Check out this Guinness World Record wave ridden by big wave rider, Garrett McNamara. People say it was 90 feet. I guess you might need some jet ski assistance to get into a 90 foot wave.
Watch this ridiculously insane Portugal wave here: Garrett McNamara on 90 ft. Portugal wave
Get your fantasy surfer picks in for the upcoming Billabong Rio Pro! I have a great Fantasy league going with some other surfer friends. It’s a great way to talk smack with your friends and follow the top ASP surfers. Make your picks now!
The Surfline founder, President and Chief Forecaster passed away at age 59. He was playing tennis on December 26th and suffered a heart attack. He later passed away at a nearby hospital on that same day.
Thank you for all of your contributions to the surf community. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will be truly missed.