Fanning upsets Slater in final of Rip Curl Pro - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Australia’s Mick Fanning beats Kelly Slater in final of Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach

BELLS BEACH, Victoria — Perfect wasn't enough.  11-time world champion Kelly Slater pulled off a perfect ride in the finals of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, but still lost in the finals.  Native Aussie and Rip Curl Rider Mick Fanning had scores of 9.7 and 9.1 to overcome Slaters perfect 10.0 and 8.07.

The win is Fanning's first at Bells Beach since he won as a teenage wildcard in 2001.

Earlier Fanning had disposed of Australian duo Kai Otton in the quarterfinals and defending champion Joel Parkinson in the semis.
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