The latest shocking news from the world most perfect wave, 9x world champ Kelly Slater went down in the second round to young Basque countryman Aritz Aranburu. And this years tour points leader Joel Parkinson went out in the third round to the muscle bound hero Taylor Knox! Shock horror!! To be honest the conditions looked less than favorable, with no massive tubes to be had in the 4 – 5 foot range.
Chasing two massive scores kelly threw himself at all Teahupoo could offer. In any normal event it would have been a 10.
However the goofy footers are leading the charge, both CJ and Damo, Bobby Martinez and Mick Campbell are all still in contention.
Hopefully the surf will get better for the rest of the competition… now kelly is out I’m backing Tommy Whitaker all the way. GO TOMMY.
Peace and Harmonicas
Dom @ Constantine Bay Surf Store
Dang! For anyone out there who was backing Sl9ter for there fantasy surfer team…. Bad luck. He’s supposed to be number one yet hes placed two 17th’s in a row, knocked out by wild cards in both events. Ohhh well….. he must be giving the rest of them a chance!? He’s not out of my team yet, and I must remeber to pick CJ for the next event he’s killing it and is a champ.
Crew member dom @ constantine Bay Surf Stores
After falling off his ladder whilst cleaning windows, Slater was in no fit state to compete.