Watching the waves

Kelly Slater, 10-time Association of Surfing Professionals World Surfing Champion, watches the waves roll in after returning to the beach to get a new surf board after breaking his riding a wave at Pipeline on Sunset Beach, North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, during the quarter-final heat of the Billabong Pipe Masters , In memory of Andy Irons, Dec. 16. The culminating event of the Triple Crown of Surfing series is the longest running professional surfing event in the world. Slater, Cocao Beach, Fla., lost to over all winner Jeremy Flores, of France, by .27 points, scoring 17.23 on his two strongest rides of the semi-final heat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares)

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