When Kelly Slater pulled off his miraculous layback recovery from his huge air in The Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles last month, he made a real statement that he has no intention of slowing down or backing off during this years tour. Today during a free surf in Peniche Kelly has once again “gone big” and managed to nail a 540 air at ridiculous speed.
Whilst waiting for the Rip Curl Pro to get underway again in Peniche, Slater took to the sea for a free surf, in what was some pretty windy conditions, and when Supertubos was certainly not at it’s best. Whilst Kelly travelled a total of 720 degrees, he actually landed the move backwards at 540 and was able to force the board round and ride the move out.
It really has to be seen to believed, Kelly once again proving why he is widely regarded as the best Surfer of these modern times. We have attached the astonishing and amusing video of this jaw dropping feat below, so you can indulge yourselves in Slaters wonder and marvel at his wizard-like skills.
Let us know what you think of the trick, do you think he can go on to pull a 720 or was this a one off helped by the windy conditions? It seems that at 42 years of age, Kelly Slater has no intention of slowing down and continues to rewrite the Surfing rulebook at nearly every session.