Kelly Slater confirmed Tuesday to the ASP that he broke a bone on the second and third toes of his left foot. This comes after the 11-time World Champion visited doctors in Orange County, Calif., to assess the condition of an injury he sustained while surfing Cloudbreak in Fiji a few days prior. Slater’s doctors estimate he’ll be sidelined for approximately 3-to-4 weeks, but they anticipate he will be ready to surf at the Pipe Masters.
But how will the tour look without Kelly Slater? Can it even survive?
Mick Fanning (AUS) has won the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal, defeating Jordy Smith (ZAF) in clean 3-to-5-foot barrels at the iconic Supertubos in Peniche. Fanning’s third event victory this season, after wins at Bells Beach and Jeffreys Bay, moves him up to World No. 2 on the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings.
On a day that saw a pair of huge upsets with implications for the WCT Title race, the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal’s dwindling field made the most of Supertubos’ hollow waves. Get the wave-by-wave breakdowns with the ASP Heat Analyzer, and the full recap for Rounds 2 and 3.
Dede Suryana (IDN) has won the Komune Bali Pro presented by The Mad Hueys an ASP 1-Star QS and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) event. Finals day dawned and with only four heats left to run in the event, contest officials waited until the perfect tide to crown an inaugural event champion.
On the opening day of the inaugural Komune Bali Pro presented by the Mad Hueys at Keramas, it was Bali’s Pepen Hendrik and Lakey Peak’s Gazali Hamzah that posted the two highest scores of day to send out a clear message to the international field that the local contingent is a force to be reckoned with in this dual sanctioned Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and Asian Surfing Championship (ASC) event.
John John Florence (HAW) has claimed the Quiksilver Pro France, navigating the shifting eight-to-10 foot (2.5 – 3 metre) barrels at the primary site of Le Gardian in front of a massive crowd on the beach.
With Gabriel Medina leading the WCT Rankings, Kelly Slater talks about the title race and what it’s going to take to stop the young Brazilian’s charge.
Tyler Wright (AUS) has claimed victory at the Roxy Pro France, besting Courtney Conlogue (USA) in a hard-fought Final as a packed crowd looked on at the primary site of Les Gardians.
The world’s best head across the Atlantic to the shores of South West France for the 2014 Quiksilver Pro France and the start of the Tour’s European leg.