Kelly Slater Wins 50th ASP World Tour Event

Mick Fanning drops out in semifinals

Kelly Slater

Slater surfs Huntington Beach, August 2011     Photo: Pedro Szekely/Flickr

Kelly Slater snagged his 50th World Tour win on Thursday, edging out Australian Joel Parkinson at the Hurley Pro at Trestles. The 40-year-old surfer, who won his first World Tour event in 1992, trailed Parkinson into the final before switching to a four-fin board and taking the lead. "I know I went out there feeling like I didn't have anything to lose because Parko was the form guy," Slater said. The competition, held near San Clemente, California, is Slater's second win in the past three events, and puts him in third place in the tour standings behind Parkinson and fellow Aussie Mick Fanning.

Via Bleacher Report

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