Faultless performance lands Slater Fiji title

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Eleven times world champion Kelly Slater scored a series of perfect 10 rides on his way to winning the Fijian leg of the World Championship Tour.

Slater, 41, surfed the perfect heat in his quarter-final against Hawaiian young gun Sebastian Zietz, awarded a rare 20 out of 20 by judges for his two best waves at the Cloudbreak contest venue.

He posted a heat total of 18.14 to win his semi-final over Hawaiian John John Florence to set up a final against Australian two-times world champion Mick Fanning.

Fanning showed his hand posting a 9.2 ride three minutes into the final.

But Slater reclaimed the lead within a few minutes and then secured victory with a 10-point ride 11 minutes from the end of the heat.

He went on to win the final from Fanning 19.80 to 15.87.

Slater leads the World Championship Tour from Fanning after four events with…

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