VIDEO: Kelly Slater Wins 50th World Tour Stop, Hurley Pro Trestles 2012 Recap

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History was made at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California September 20th, 2012 as reigning champion, Kelly Slater (USA), won the Hurley Pro at Trestles for the sixth time, the third consecutive win for the event. This was Slater’s 50th world tour win, in 4 – 6ft and overhead sets at the A-frame wave he has been surfing since he was 12-years-old.

 

It all came down to one final heat, where Kelly Slater (USA) and Joel Parkinson (AUS) met face to face to battle for the win. The conditions let down a bit though during their heat, making it difficult for both competitors to find waves. Slater still looked strong despite the conditions, ripping apart every wave he paddled into. Slater performed on a four-fin quad surfboard and checked off his 6th event title win at Lower Trestles.

 

Rockin Fig, the voice of surfing, interviews Quiksilver team manager on Slater’s performance.

 

 Read the final report and results with photo highlights here. 

 

Watch the video recap of the Hurley Pro at Trestles 2012 by The Surf Channel Television Network:

 

 

 

Video produced in association with Verb TV.

Additional footage provided by Hurley.

Music by APOLLOROCK.

 

Kelly Slater (USA) is the 2012 Hurley Pro at Trestles champion, his 50th World Tour win. Photo: Surf Channel/Emily Goodman

Kelly Slater (USA) is the 2012 Hurley Pro at Trestles champion, his 50th World Tour win. Photo: Surf Channel/Emily Goodman

 

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Shannon Marie Quirk is the Editor-in-Chief of the TheSurfChannel.com, and Director of Digital Media for The Surf Channel and The Ski Channel Television Networks. She is a sports journalist with Bachelors of Arts degrees in English and Spanish Literature from UCLA, trained as a photojournalist by the Los Angeles Times and TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine. A San Francisco native, Shannon is a surfer, competitive snowboarder, and believes that athletes have a responsibility to take care of their playgrounds. FOLLOW: @ShannonReporting


 
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