Kelly Slater (USA), 41, 11-time ASP World Champion and 2012 ASP World Runner-Up, has claimed the 2013 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast presented by Land Rover in firing three-to-five foot (1 – 1.5 metre) barrels at Kirra over reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson (AUS), 31, in front of a capacity crowd on the Gold Coast.
The world’s best surfers donned the competitor’s singlet for this first time this season as Round 1 of the Gold Coast Pro was completed in clean two-to-three foot (1 metre) at Rainbow Bay.
While no official statement has been released by Quiksilver, sources close to the brand confirmed last week the entire skate program, except Tony Hawk, has been dissolved, along with a dramatic slimming-down of snow and surf athlete programs. This also applies to the Quik Canada skate team, which includes Jordan Hoffart and Corey Wilson.
Kelly Slater weaving his way through urban chaos and remote jungle in search of perfection on Bali and its neighboring islands.
Deivid Silva headed to Bali for the Oakley World Pro Junior; after the contest he searched for empty barrels… and found them!
Kelly Slater (USA), 40, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion, claimed his 51st elite tour victory today, besting celebrated wildcard Dane Reynolds (USA), 27, in a hard-fought Final to take out the France Pro.
A few fun days in Bali with internationally touted super groms Mikey Wright and Leonardo Fioravanti.
The only worry I had was to choose the best equipment, for what the waves would offer that day, the right fins and board. It was 10 days in paradise.
This small Indonesian archipelago, home to the famous left, a perfect but no less dangerous Greenbush, has seen an increase in surfing trips in recent years.
Leonardo Fioravanti is a phenomenal Italian young talent who began surfing at the age of four. In the space of just three years he made considerable technical progress and started living the life of a “real” surfer, travelling to the Maldives, Australia, France, Brazil and this year, Indonesia.