April 26, 2011

Slater Still In 1st After Second Stop On 2011 Tour

Despite falling in the quarters and taking 5th at Bells, Kelly Slater holds on to the top spot on the 2011 ASP World Tour. The year is off to a good start for the reigning champ, but you don’t get 10 world titles being happy with anything less than 1st… “We’re two events in and I’ve got a 1st and a 5th so I’m averaging about a 3rd, you want to be there and higher,” Slater said. “These kind of waves favor the best guys, the guys you’re going to expect to be at the top at the end of the year and all those guys are still in the event. A 5th isn’t that bad a result, but when all the guys who you expect to be in the world title hunt finish higher than you it feels like a 17th.”

Kelly Slater © ASP / Kirstin