While it may not be Slater’s favorite stop on tour, three out of the last six years he did compete in Brazil produced 5th, 3rd, and 13th place finishes.
Earlier this month, Kelly Slater removed himself from the fourth stop of the 2017 WSL’s Championship Tour, the Oi Rio Pro. “With my body feeling the way it has, I’m not going to be winning a world title.
Instead, he collected one of this year’s throw away results and ensured at least one 13th place finish will stick with him in the final 2017 standings.
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