Slater Awarded World Title Prematurely

ASP uncovers calculation error

Nov 4, 2011
Outside Magazine

The Association of Surfing Professionals has uncovered an error in the calculations it used Tuesday to award Kelly Slater his 11th world surfing title. The ASP now says that for Slater to seal his victory he must continue to surf and advance out of at least one heat at San Francisco's ongoing Rip Curl Pro Search or next week's Hawaii Pipeline, the final stop on the 2011 ASP World Tour. Owen, however, would need to win both competitions outright to move Kelly from the top spot.