Kelly Slater Wins Volcom Fiji ProJune 11th, 2012 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Kelly Slater, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion, claimed his 49th elite tour victory, taking out the Volcom Fiji Pro over Gabriel Medina in pumping four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) surf at Cloudbreak.
The Volcom Fiji Pro culminated in exciting fashion, with Slater and Medina each pushing the limits of high-performance surfing at the famed, oceanic lefthander.
Mick Fanning has taken over the ASP WCT ratings’ lead with his Equal 3rd place finish at the Volcom Fiji Pro. A standout performer throughout the event, even having a crack at Cloudbreak during Friday’s mega swell, Fanning was unable to find a rhythm in this morning’s Semifinal bout with Medina.
VOLCOM FIJI PRO FINAL RESULTS:
1 – Kelly Slater (USA) 18.16
2 – Gabriel Medina (BRA) 10.87
VOLCOM FIJI PRO SEMIFINAL RESULTS:
SF 1: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 13.93 def. Mick Fanning (AUS) 6.57
SF 2: Kelly Slater (USA) 19.50 def. C.J. Hobgood (USA) 13.50
VOLCOM FIJI PRO REMAINING QUARTERFINAL RESULTS:
QF 3: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.57 def. Julian Wilson (AUS) 7.76
QF 4: C.J. Hobgood (USA) 16.14 def. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 15.76
CURRENT ASP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR TOP 5 (After Volcom Fiji Pro):
1. Mick Fanning (AUS) 24,750 pts
2. Kelly Slater (USA) 23,700 pts
3. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 23,700 pts
4. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 22,400 pts
5. Taj Burrow (AUS) 20,950 pts
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