Air Of The Year: Kelly Slater’s 540 at the Quiksilver Pro New York
Please don’t call it a “full rotation”—what Kelly Slater did in his semifinal heat against Taj Burrow was a straight-up 540 from hell. There were so many amazing airs on tour this year—including bangers by Josh Kerr, Dane Reynolds, and a few others—but Kelly’s punt in New York was the jam. He’s nearly 40 years old and still at the spear tip of radness. Nice work, champ. Oh, and we forgive you for the double claim after you landed the air.