Surfer Kelly Slater Wins Quiksilver Pro France

Slater_k0013quikeu12cestari_mSlater on the way to his tour victory number 51. Photo: ©ASP/Cestari

Surfer Kelly Slater nabbed his second straight ASP World Cup Tour victory of the year when he defeated wildcard Dane Reynolds in three-to-five foot waves during the final of the Quiksilver Pro France. “It has literally been 20 years,” Slater said. “I had my first win here 20 years ago and that’s pretty crazy."

The 40-year-old is on a quest to win his 12th world title. He climbed from third to second place in the overall standings with his victory, and is in the middle of a tight race with three events left to go.

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