Kelly Slater has already wrapped up his 9Th World Title. He has won 6 out of 11 events this year including the Pipe Masters. Clearly he is the Michael Jordan of surfing, the Wayne Gretzky of surfing or the Lance Armstrong of surfing all wrapped up in one. The guy is like, as they say, fine wine..... he gets better with age.

Kelly won his 6Th Pipeline Master on Friday Dec. 12 on some pretty good waves. Slater has made the Pipeline Masters final 10 out of the 17 times. He has entered the event winning in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999 and again on Dec 12th. His 2008 win comes nine years after he last clinched the Pipeline crown in ‘99.

"It’s inexplicable,” Slater said of his win and banner season. “I’m just stoked. I wasn’t even worried about surfing the event, so to surf it and win and get that board (a Gerry Lopez designed surfboard trophy). I’ll cherish that for sure."


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