Kelly Slater: revenge is sweet

Top seeds have fought back to earn a ticket to Round 3 of the Oakley Pro Bali 2013, at Keramas, Indonesia.


With clean four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves on offer at the primary site of Keramas, Kelly Slater smashed wildcard Jack Robinson by capturing the day's high 18.17 out of a possible 20 for a masterful display of forehand tube-riding and power turns.

"There are some really good waves out there when they come. Still though, I'm two for two on slow heats. The waves are fun when they come through, but there just weren't a lot in mine. I was happy to get a couple of good waves at the start and that really put the pressure on Jack", says Slater.

Joel Parkinson held fast in a slower heat against lethal local wildcard Oney Anwar (IND), 19, to take a morning win and advance through to Round 3.

"It was pumping at first light, but the tide was running out so our heat was a little slow. I was stoked to get a win though as I had a shocker yesterday. Oney is a really good kid and a really talented surfer", Parkinson tells.

Taj Burrow, Gabriel Medina and Julian Wilson also surfed enough to secure an important place in Round 3 of the Oakley Pro Bali 2013. Sebastian Zietz, who got defeated by John John Florence's super Alley-Opp, was able to defeat Kieren Perrow.

"I knew there weren't going to be any barrels today but it's perfect air wind. Completely different heat to yesterday, but super rippable and I'm glad I was able to get a few good ones. Being in Bali is a blast", expresses the Hawaiian, who will meet Florence, again, in Round 3.

Oakley Pro Bali 2013 Round 2 Results:
Heat 1: Kelly Slater (USA) 18.17 def. Jack Robinson (AUS) 3.43
Heat 2: Taj Burrow (AUS) 13.50 def. Bruce Irons (HAW) 3.14
Heat 3: Joel Parkinson (AUS) 16.10 def. Oney Anwar (IND) 14.03
Heat 4: Josh Kerr (AUS) 13.00 def. Dusty Payne (HAW) 11.00
Heat 5: Gabriel Medina (BRA) 17.80 def. Willian Cardoso (BRA) 8.77
Heat 6: Sebastian Zietz (HAW) 15.23 def. Kieren Perrow (AUS) 11.60
Heat 7: Julian Wilson (AUS) 15.70 def. Raoni Monteiro (BRA) 12.77
Heat 8: Adrian Buchan (AUS) 17.13 def. Adam Melling (AUS) 10.44
Heat 9: Kai Otton (AUS) 14.90 def. Alejo Muniz (BRA) 8.17
Heat 10: Miguel Pupo (BRA) 12.77 def. Bede Durbidge (AUS) 12.70

Oakley Pro Bali 2013 Round 2 Match-Ups:
Heat 11: Travis Logie (ZAF) vs. Brett Simpson (USA)
Heat 12: Kolohe Andino (USA) vs. Matt Wilkinson (AUS)