Kelly Slater returns to WA for surfing comp

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Slater returns to WA for surfing comp

 

15:59 AEDT Fri Feb 24 2012

Surfing legend Kelly Slater will return to Western Australia next month to compete for the second consecutive year in the Telstra Drug Aware Margaret River Pro.

Premier Colin Barnett said the 11-time world champion’s inclusion boosted the event to make it possibly the strongest non-World Championship Tour surfing event field ever assembled.

“It is not a cliche, Kelly Slater is a living sporting legend and to have him back at Margaret River is fantastic news for the event and the region,” Mr Barnett said.

Last year marked Slater’s first return to the competition in 18 years, saying he was drawn back by the good surf, wineries and pristine surrounds of the region.

Slater’s entry means all of last year’s top four male surfers will…
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