Kelly Slater Wins Historic 10th ASP World Title

Billabong Pro Santa Catarina: 2nd place

Jadson Andre hoisting his trophy high next to Slater for all of Brazil to see. Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

Jadson Andre hoisting his trophy high next to Slater for all of Brazil to see. Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

It was Kelly against and up-and-coming Brazilian for the second straight year in the final. This year though, World Tour rookie Jadson Andre got the upperhand, as Jadson Andre redeemed buddy Adriano de Souza’s loss last year to Kelly (check out the full story of it here).

Kelly airing things out in Brazil. Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

Kelly airing things out in Brazil. Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

Maybe Kelly was just a bit distracted in Brazil? Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

Maybe Kelly was just a bit distracted in Brazil? Photo courtesy ASP/Scholtz

With the runner-up finish Slater, takes over the ratings lead heading to J-Bay. One could see from early on that Kelly’s goals were number 10 from the get-go: “I feel less pressure this year and that’s a good thing,” Slater said. “I didn’t have what I would call a very good year for myself last year, and this one started out slowly but sped up as I found focus through the injury at Bells. From here on out, I stay aware of what I need to.”

On to the Billabong Pro Jeffrey’s Bay on the next page.

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