14/10/2010 | by Alex Dick-Read
Kelly Slater won the Hurley Pro Trestles this weekend, turning his attention firmly on a tenth World Tour win.
Event No. 6 of 10 on the 2010 ASP World Tour, the Hurley Pro at Trestles scored the Orange County break as good as it gets and showed of the current state of the art of radical innovative surfing. After countless incredible heats and a new formatt which went down well with competitors and spectators, the Hurley culminated in a stunning finish with the iconic Floridian collecting an unprecedented 43rd elite tour victory.
“What can I say? What a week,” Slater said. “We looked at the swell forecast and Pat (O’Connell) and I were talking, going ‘look what we’re going to get this week.’ I’ve got to thank Bob Hurley and the whole Hurley crew. I think they just brainstormed and put a lot of good ideas together for us. The experience was just awesome.”
Today’s win, his fourth WCT tour win at Lower Trestles (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010), vaults Slater into the ratings’ lead in his hunt for an unprecedented 10th ASP World Title.
Next, all eyes on the belles vagues of Southwest France where the tour heads later this week.