Fiji Time: 11:17 PM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Kelly Slater knocked out of Rip Curl Pro

Aap
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

BELLS BEACH - Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has been eliminated from the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach in the third round on Monday.

Slater, aiming for his fifth Bells victory, was knocked out by Brazilian Willian Cardoso in the biggest upset of the competition so far.

Cardoso, who is ranked outside the top 34 and is competing at Bells as a replacement, produced best rides of 8.43 and 8.23 — enough to see off the 41-year-old whose best was an 8.03.

The American had been surfing superbly early at Bells, but on Monday struggled to get the right waves and priority when the best sets were rolling in.

Later on Monday, Australian Tyler Wright will take on Hawaiian Carissa Moore in the women's final. Organisers have locked in the women's final after postponing it from Sunday. Current women's world No.1 Wright, from Lennox Head in northern NSW, is aiming to continue a rich vein of form after reaching her third final in as many events this year.

Moore beat Wright in their last encounter — the women's final at Margaret River, Western Australia, last month.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)