Mick Fanning: he wants to conquer Hawaii

Surfers are going wild at the Reef Hawaiian Pro. After Parko's pumping day, two-time world champion Mick Fanning decided to ring the bell by scoring high in the round of 64.

As the competition enters the last 32 surfers, the flags are being raised. There are 15 Australians, six Hawaii surfers, four Brazilians, two Californians and one surfer apiece from Florida, New Zealand, Tahiti, France, and the Canary Islands.

Fanning had a really incredible day beating Alex Smith, Raoni Monteiro and Pablo Paulino with 9.37 and 8.17 (17.54 total) waves. "I shifted all of my focus to the Triple Crown and this year I really just want to win an event here in a Hawaii" says Fanning. "Watching Joel yesterday go absolutely nuts, coming back after being out for so long, kind of inspired me a fair bit.

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Kelly Slater: a bronze statue for his golden status

Kelly Slater and the state of Florida have been offered a bronze statue in honor of the 10 world titles conquered by the surfer from Cocoa Beach.

The unveiling event was attended by hundreds of fans and humor was all around. "I've never thought they'd stop traffic for me", joked Kelly. The work of art stands at Triangle Park, on State Road A1A, across from the "Glass Bank".

Skip Beeler, the mayor of Cocoa Beach, had the opportunity to highlight Slater's brilliant surfing career and the pleasure to erect this bronze statue in his homeland. Cocoa Beach's new attraction was designed by Sam Drazich and sister Tasha and it took four years to be completed. The overall investment is worth $150,000.

The "new" Kelly Slater is 11 times the original's height and is built to withstand 140 mph winds. Florida is definitely proud of his best known surfer boy.

"We're famous for astronauts and space and he ranks almost with them. What he's done is not likely to happen again, just like walking on the moon", Beeler said.

Kelly Slater: jumping to the 10th title

Kelly Slater is one of the greatest athletes of all time.

In 2010, the Floridian surfer clinched his 10th ASP World Surfing title during the Puerto Rico stage. Throughout the year, Slater collected three 10-point waves.

Quiksilver, his main sponsor, has prepared a 10-part "Evolut10n" video series of the king's performance. Watch it.

Robert Kelly Slater won the ASP World Championship Tour in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Ten is the magic number.