& # 39; The World's Best Ever Surfer Kelly Slater, 47, winds around the clock and dominates MANY younger rivals in pumping Margaret River surf
- The 47-year-old Kelly Slater received the highest score on Margaret River
- The surfer managed to get out of elimination on Friday
- Slater has been world champion 11 times
Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater has posted the highest score on this year's Margaret River Pro to go to the third round.
Kelly Slater, 47, has turned back the clock with a dazzling screen during his second round at the Margaret River Pro surfing event.
Slater finished last in his opening round on Wednesday and forced him to the dreaded elimination second round.
Kelly Slater, 47, (pictured above) has been world champion 11 times
Slater scored the highest points in an elimination round at the Margaret River stage of the competition with a total of 16.50
But the 11-time world champion produced the goods when it mattered most in his three-man heat on Friday, a total of two waves of 16.50 – the highest of the event so far.
Caio Ibelli (14.4) finished second to secure a spot in the third round, but the Australian Adrian Buchan (13.93) bombed.
Caio Ibeli (above) finished second in the elimination round and scored 14.4 points
Australian Adrian Buchan (photo above) was eliminated from the round by scoring 13.93 points
Slater, Ibeli and Bunchan (photo) were all placed in the elimination heat to combat it
Wade Carmichael was another high-profile surfer who crashed in the second round, along with Jacob Willcox and Frederico Morais.
Slater takes over the Brazilian Willian Cardoso in the third round, when the men's competition resumes on Saturday.
Slater (photo above) was placed last after surfing in an opening round on Wednesday
& # 39; I needed a bit of a self-confidence booster. & # 39; Slater (photo above) said
& # 39; I felt great. I felt loose and confident. Things went my way, & Slater said.
& # 39; I needed a bit of a self-confidence booster. In the first heat I felt that I had surfed well but did not score well. Today's heat I just said: & # 39; Let's explain it all here and see what happens & # 39 ;.
Slater (photo above) recently reached the semi-final of the WSL leg in Bali
Slater reached the semi-final of the recent World Surfing League tour event in Bali, but said it was difficult to be eliminated so quickly at the Margaret River Pro.
& # 39; It's a bit stressful, & # 39; said Slater.
& # 39; You feel like the bottom of the barrel. Because you think of, & # 39; Ok, I'm the bottom twelve guys and I'm the bottom four if I lose here & # 39 ;. It is not good for your self-confidence. & # 39;
& # 39; I felt great. I felt loose and confident. Things went my way, & Slater said
& # 39; You feel like the bottom of the barrel, & # 39; Slater said after last place
& # 39; It's not good for your self-confidence, & # 39; said Slater
The Australian wildcard Jack Robinson was the feel-good story of the day after he warmed up and entered the third round.
Robinson missed the first round because he was on a flight back from Chile after participating in a qualifying series event.
The local Margaret River did not return to WA until Thursday, but showed no signs of jet lag on its way to placing a 12.60 two-wave tally to beat Jack Freestone (10.83) and Carmichael (10.67).
Kelly Slater (pictured above) showed his skills after scoring the highest points of the day
Slater (above) will face Brazilian Willian Cardoso in the third round, when the men's league resumes on Saturday
& # 39; I slept a lot on the plane & # 39 ;, Robinson said.
& # 39; I feel good. I think I use adrenaline. & # 39;
& # 39; I was not afraid to miss the first round. It was just a bonus to surf here. I just stayed calm and had fun out there. & # 39;
At the women's event, Australians Nikki van Dijk and Bronte Macaulay went to the third round after being in the top two of their second round.
Bronte Macaulay (photo above) moved to the third round and finished in the top two of her heat
Nikki van Dijk (photo above) will also go to the third round on Margaret River
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