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.

The push through, or punch through technique allows surfers to get past a small broken wave and reach the lineup without having to duck dive or turtle roll.

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Nic Rapa and Sean Silveira have taken out the second event of the 2018 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour (PWT), held at Lake Allatoona's Dallas Landing Park, in Acworth, Georgia.

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