Kelly Slater Wins Record 11th World Title
Professional surfer Kelly Slater won his record 11th Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world title on Wednesday, according to ESPN.
"It feels like the circle has been completed," said Slater. "I knew somewhere in the back of my mind eleven was there, but I honestly don't think about twelve. I was born on 2/11 and now to win on 11/2, it's a weird coincidence and it does feel like the completion of something. It was a goal I set at the beginning of the year and luckily I got to it."
Slater tallied a heat score of 15.13, beating out second-place finisher Daniel Ross by .73 to clinch his title. Slater has now won two consecutive ASP world titles and, at 39 years old, is the oldest world champion in professional surfing. In his 20-year career, Slater has won a record 48 tour events and 11 world titles; his first title was in 1992.