Watch: Kelly Slater Lands Insane 540
Yes, he's still the king of surfing
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Kelly Slater made the most of a day off at the 2014 Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal. While the event was on pause as organizers waited for bigger and cleaner surf, Slater, who at age 42 is in contention for his 12th Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship title, launched and landed a 540 while participating in a freesurf session.
“I just spun as hard as I could and ended up backwards,” Slater says in the video. “‘Oh, I might make this thing!’ And I spun around and was like, ‘Oh, cool.’ I was really surprised when I was still on my board.”