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Quiksilver's Kelly Slater wins 11th World Title

By Press Releases
November 03, 2011 7:45 AM

Press Release:

 

San Francisco, CA. (November 2, 2011) -- Quiksilver's Kelly Slater clinched an historic and unprecedented 11th ASP World Title today in the cold and challenging waters of San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Slater, 39, is the first surfer to achieve 11 ASP World Titles, an accomplishment spanning two decades of an astounding career during which he has dominated competitive surfing as both the youngest and oldest ASP World Champion.

 

"The 10th World Title seemed harder to me and felt like a 2 year journey-really it felt like a 20 year journey to get to the 10th. This year that was done, and I could put it in the past. And there were questions about the 11th but it didn't symbolize what 10 did for people. This year was a little bit under the radar and I felt like I started off fresh." said Kelly.

 

"Part of it is people always talk about my age and, you know, I'm 39, almost 40, and to me that's literally just a number. You can prove people wrong and stay super healthy. I don't see why at 50 I can't be in better shape than I am now. If anything, I'd like to try to represent that to people. I eat well and I talk about it and I walk the walk and it shows in my ability physically."

 

 

"Kelly's incredible drive and determination as a competitive athlete is phenomenal to witness," said Bob McKnight, CEO of Quiksilver. "After two decades of watching him conquer so many milestones in professional surfing, we are once again proud and amazed to be here to watch him win an 11th World Title. Congratulations Kelly!"

 

Today was Slater's inaugural competitive event in San Francisco, where he secured the 2011 ASP World Title during the third round of competition, which set him against Daniel Ross.

 

Despite missing July's South Africa event and being challenged by a new field of opponents, Slater has had an impressive run in 2011, posting three victories (Gold Coast, Tahiti, Trestles) as well as two Runner-Up finishes (New York, Portugal) - a performance, in part, he attributes to the relief of clinching his 10th ASPWorld Title last season.

 

Kelly won his previous ASP World Championships in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. His career victories also include 48 elite tour wins and two ESPN X Games gold medals.

 

For more updates please visit: www.quiksilver.com, and www.facebook.com/quiksilver.

 

The 2011 ASP World Tour isn't over yet, the next and final stop is Pipeline, Oahu Hawaii from December 8-20. For more information please go to: http://www.aspworldtour.com/

 

 


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