Kelly Slater And The Weirdest Thing You’ve Ever Seen

Kelly Slater did something during the third heat of Round 5 at the Hurley Pro at Lowers Trestles today. We use the word something because what the hell do you call this? It was a backside air reverse gone awry -- Slater’s board got away from him and then he somehow wrangled it back under his belly and popped back up. It was weird. Too weird for the judges, in fact, because it was only scored a 4.17. Then Mick won the heat and Kelly said he might not compete in Europe and now we’re all really confused.

Read a full take on why the air only deserved a 4.17 here.