A perfect score in surfing is one of the toughest feats an athlete can achieve, but that didn’t stop Kelly Slater from making jaws hit the floor at the latest Volcom Fiji Pro.
Hall-of-Fame surfer Kelly Slater became the fourth person ever to achieve a perfect score on Jun. 12 at the Volcom Fiji Pro in Tavarua. The waves barreled with power and finesse and Slater conquered them in true best-surfer-on-earth style, scoring a perfect 20 in the quarterfinal heat. A score that will go down in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) history.
The 11-time world champ was modest following his awesome performance. “The waves are the stars today,” Slater told the ASP. “When they come, they’re unbelievable.” The 41-year-old Slater nearly went perfect for a second time that day with a score of 19.80 in the final heat, beating out Mick Fanning for the title. It was the second year in a row that Slater has won the event.