Kelly Slater is ready for a fantastic 2016.

The Floridian surfer kicked off the New Year with a masterclass in the challenging waves of Honolua Bay, in Maui.

The first big swell of the season also brought a packed crowd of wave riders to the right-hand point break.

Watch a bodyboarder dropping in while Slater prepares to get barreled. Classic.

Kelly Slater shocked surfing fans with an unbelievable mid-barrel recovery at Pipeline. Yes, that's it, the magician is back with his latest surf trick.

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