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Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
« on: December 20, 2014, 08:36:42 PM »
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  • Congrats to 2014 World Tour Champ, Gabriel Medina.


    1. Gabriel Medina
    2. Mick Fanning
    3. John John Florence
    4. Kelly Slater
    5. Michel Bourez



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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 08:41:43 PM »
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  • Quietly, Michel Bourez finishes fifth, and not so quietly, John John ascends to World #3, poised to make his own run at the title. wouldn't shock me at all if he takes it in 2015.
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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 09:17:38 PM »
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  • slater in '15 8)

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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 09:41:07 PM »
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  • So who qualified and who dropped off for 2015? Has it been posted anywhere yet? Pretty sure that one of my favorite Hawaiians, Keanu Asing made it, but I can't find anything official.
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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 08:10:41 AM »
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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 12:05:09 PM »
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  • By my calculations it comes up as the following.   Top 22 on the 2014 WCT qualify, followed by the top 10 on the 2014 WQS who have not already qualified by virtue of being in the top 22 on the CT.  There are two ASP wildcards.

    Key the chart below.  First number is the initial 2015 ranking. Second number is the final 2014 WCT ranking.  Third number is 2014 WQS ranking. 

    1   1      Gabriel Medina
    2   2      Mick Fanning
    3   3      John Florence
    4   4      Kelly Slater
    5   5   14   Michel Bourez
    6   6      Joel Parkinson
    7   7   15   Jordy Smith
    8   8   12   Adriano de Souza
    9   9      Taj Burrow
    10   10      Josh Kerr
    11   11      Kolohe Andino
    12   12      Owen Wright
    12   12      Sebastian Zeitz
    13   13      Nat Young
    14   14   3   Julian Wilson
    15   15      Adrian Buchan
    16   16      Bede Durbidge
    17   17   1   Filipe Toledo
    18   18      Kai Otten
    19   19      Miguel Pupo
    21   21      Freddie Pattachia
    22   22   5   Jadson Andre
          1   Filipe Toledo
    23      2   Matt Banting
          3   Julian Wilson
    24      4   Wiggoly Dantas
          5   Jadson Andre
    25      6   Adam Melling
    26      7   Italo Ferreira
    27      8   Matt Wilkinson
    28      9   Keanu Asing
    29      10   Dusty Payne
    30      11   Jeremy Flores
          12   Adriano de Souza
    31      13   Brett Simpson
          14   Michel Bourez
          15   Jordy Smith
    32      16   Ricardo Christie
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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 10:04:11 AM »
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  • Greatest name for a surfer, ever, bar none, is Wiggoly Dantas. And it looks like he'll be on the tour next year by virtue of his QS results.


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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
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  • Here's the 2015 WT and how they got there, via STAB http://stabmag.com/the-2015-world-tour-lineup-looks-tight/

    I'd really like to see CJ put a solid year together.

    So, heres the 2015 WSL Tour:
    1. Gabriel Medina
     2. Mick Fanning
     3. John John Florence
     4. Kelly Slater
     5. Michel Bourez
     6. Joel Parkinson
     7. Jordy Smith
     8. Adriano de Souza
     9. Taj Burrow
     10. Josh Kerr
     11. Kolohe Andino
     12. Owen Wright
     13. Nat Young
     14. Julian Wilson
     15. Adrian Buchan
     16. Bede Durbidge
     17. Filipe Toledo
     18. Kai Otton
     19. Miguel Pupo
     20. Sebastian Zietz
     21. Freddy Patacchia
     22. Jadson Andre
    WQS Qualifiers.
    23. Matt Banting (new face)
     24. Wiggolly Dantas (new face)
     25. Adam Melling
     26. Italo Ferreira (new face)
     27. Matt Wilkinson
     28. Keanu Asing (new face)
     29. Dusty Payne
     30. Jeremy Flores
     31. Brett Simpson
     32. Ricardo Christie (new face)
    Injury wildcards.
    33. CJ Hobgood
     34. Glenn Hall
    And, whos out?
    Alejo Muniz
     Aritz Aranburu
     Dion Atkinson
     Tiago Pires
     Mitch Crews
     Travis Logie
     Raoni Monteiro

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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 06:44:25 PM »
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  • 2014 was an excellent year for the ct.  Many of the events were held in great conditions (Jbay, Tahiti, to name a few) and the young talent is way strong.  I'm more stoked to watch these events then I have ever been..  Cant believe the Spartan nabbed 2 wins this year..

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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #9 on: December 23, 2014, 07:47:08 AM »
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  • Greatest name for a surfer, ever, bar none, is Wiggoly Dantas. And it looks like he'll be on the tour next year by virtue of his QS results.
    Put a "the" in front and you have a name for your new math rock band.


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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #10 on: December 23, 2014, 01:15:35 PM »
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  • What no one seems to have noticed is that there will be more brazillions in the WSL than US surfers (this obviously excludes HAW surfers)


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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #11 on: December 23, 2014, 02:42:59 PM »
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  • On a side note, WSL is such a goofy name. ASP is so much better, the logo is good and the letters are easy to remember. WeaSeL is silly.

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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #12 on: December 23, 2014, 04:23:23 PM »
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  • Cmon!


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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #13 on: December 23, 2014, 10:05:16 PM »
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  • I really hate the title of this thread!   Most of the the tour surfers would love to have one of Kelly's poor years on their resume, let along one of his eleven titles.    The wide majority of the tour fears having him on their side of the draw.  When a 43 year old is still schooling most of his tour mates they should be embarrassed .     Really? A 43 year old had a poor year and is still in the top five on points.


    Tour needs Kelly more than Kelly needs to tour.......

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    Re: Kelly Slater is the 4th Greatest Surfer in the World
    « Reply #14 on: December 24, 2014, 02:09:16 PM »
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  • I really hate the title of this thread!   Most of the the tour surfers would love to have one of Kelly's poor years on their resume, let along one of his eleven titles.    The wide majority of the tour fears having him on their side of the draw.  When a 43 year old is still schooling most of his tour mates they should be embarrassed .     Really? A 43 year old had a poor year and is still in the top five on points.


    Tour needs Kelly more than Kelly needs to tour.......


    I totally disagree.  I think it would be rad if slater took a year or two off.  He should bang some super hot star, say, whats her face.  He can hook up with his old buddies sale to indo and make a movie, he can call it September Sessions (catchy).
         But what would be killer and hear me out on this one because it sounds pretty phuqing crazy.  If somehow Kelly could take advantage of his musical skills, you know embrace his inner Bjork and Justin Timberlake.  He could hook up with Rob Machado, he's a soul surfer, so he must be able to at least play the skin flute.  And why not call in his old buddy Peter King, but only if he gets his teeth fixed.  If he could somehow get this "supergroup" together and rope in master producer/recorder/mixer like T Bone Burnett.  They could call themselves, The Surfers and put out albums like "Tails From The Pipe".  And I know your thinking the name is stupid cuz everyone is going to confuse the album name for Cypress Hills "Hits From the Bong", you are wrong.  This band will Rock, and Rock HARD!!! 
         Kelly, could turn to the WSL (world softball league, check it, had the name since 02) and say I don't need surfing even though I still own the ASP through my agent and investment firm ZoSea, now Im a rockstar.  He will party, win mavericks the contest and maybe the basketball team, party some more, be the rebound for any hollywood chick or starlet who gets dumped.  And one day he will grow tired of the fame of being a rock star, touring with The Surfers, regaling their "Tales From the Pipe", and being the trampoline for the next dumpy.
        But alas Kelly will long for the days of the world tour, competition, mano a mano a ocean.  And he will return to the life of "professional surfing".  Since he owns the ASP they give hime a wildcard and he spends the next 5 years in a seesaw battle for the title with Hologram Andy Irons.  It will be awesome, you heard it here first.


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