The 8th stop of the World Championship Tour completed Round 3 and 4 last night/thins morning and saw some pretty descent surfing (watch the Jordy vs. Owen vs. Jadson heat on demand HERE). Jordy posted a ridiculous 9.93 for a huge frontside 360 air, there were a few upsets (sorry Mick) and of course, Kelly Slater schooling everyone as he stays focused on his path to a 10th World Title (although there was some interference controversy during Damo & Davo's heat).
While discussing the Round 4 results and point standing for what the next couple rounds will hold, my good friend and surf analyst Gordo, broke it down..."Here's a scenario: if Kelly lost in the quarters and Jordy wins the contest then Kelly will still be up 2500 points with 2 contests to go. If Kelly loses in the semis and Jordy wins then Kelly will be up 3750. If Kelly loses to Jordy in the final then Kelly will be up 5250. GOD I'm a dork. If Kelly wins and Jordy loses in the quarters then #10 is in the bag"
It's true, he is a dork... just kidding, Gordo is freakin Rad. But the point spread is true. So basically Kelly needs to... how should I say... Not Blow it, to become basically the greatest, most accomplished athlete of all time. Although according to Mr. Slater "Each sport's different. I have figured out competitively how to win in our sport but you can't compare that to anyone else's skills or knowledge," he explained. "If you break it down strictly into a competitive thing I think you can compare it."
I'm very excited to see what will happen tonight... watch the contest live here.