2. Kelly Slater Stuck Under The Pier. Photo: Checky
In his heat against Brazil’s Adriano De Souza, Nine-Time World Champion Kelly Slater went for broke on a screaming left that took him right into the concrete pier. After falling right next to one of the unforgiving pilings, Kelly disappeared from view while swimming under yet another massive set. While the surfing world held it’s collective breath, the King somehow managed to make it out of the situation unscathed yet probably a bit rattled as he lost to De Souza.
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