Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach Men’s Round 3 - Heat 6 Highlights
One of the most exciting heats I’ve ever seen in pro surfing. Both surfers broke boards during the heat and Muscroft had the 11-time World Champ on the ropes until the final seconds of the heat. Kelly needed an excellent score in order to advance. With less than 2 minutes remaining, a set came through, setting the stage for an unbelievable finish to the heat. Muscroft bettered his point total on the wave he caught, making it even harder for Slater. Slater got the next wave, uncharacteristically falling after his first turn. With 8 seconds remaining, he was able to catch another wave and pull off a miraculous full rotation air in the shore break to get the score he needed. This is why Kelly Slater, at 40, is still miles beyond the rest of the top 35 surfers in the world today.