SURFING LEGEND SLATER WINS AT TAHITI’S TEAHUPOO

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Ten-time world champion does it again

PAPEETE, Tahiti (Tahitipresse, Aug. 29, 2011) – U.S. surfer Kelly Slater defeated Australian surfer Owen Wright, Monday in the Billabong Pro Tahiti world tour surfing event.

Before beating Wright in the Final, Slater also eliminated Australian surfer Josh Kerr in the Semi-Finals.

For the last day of the competition, there was still a good swell at Teahupoo, in Tahiti's peninsula.

Monday’s win marked Slater’s 47th elite tour victory out of 67 Finals appearances.

"These are the best conditions this event has ever run in. It’s been a phenomenal week", Slater said. "You have to be in tune with the tides, swell direction and everything to make sure you get those waves that get you the score", Slater added.

It was the second time the Billabong Pro Teahupoo in Tahiti was held late August.

The Billabong Pro Tahiti was event No. 5 of 11 on the 2011 ASP World Title season.

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