Slater would finish third, and he’d take a terrific fall on his last wave, which nearly scrubbed him on the reef. “I wasn’t happy I lost,” Slater said in a post-heat interview. “But I was happy I didn’t get hurt. ” With Slater now out of the competition, the other names who made first-rate runs yesterday – not just Irons and Moniz, but also John Florence, Mason Ho, and brothers Koa and Makuakai Rothman – will eye the title as the event returns this week.
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