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King of surf Slater performs unprecedented move


King of surf Slater performs unprecedented move


Just to add to the myth that he is not human surfing great Kelly Slater performed an near-impossible move on the waves with two full airborne rotations this week.

The American 11-time world champion produced the trick during a practice session at an ASP Tour event in Peniche, Portugal.

Slater said: “I’ve never done that. I don’t know I’m just doing it, I’m just trying and I just do a big rotation. I felt good. So nice. The wind held me up so nice.”

Opinions are split on whether to call it a 720 or a 540 as the last half rotation was in the whitewater – it matters little though as both are close to impossible to perform and it highlights once more Slater’s position the most talent surfer of all time.

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