Kelly Slater, 11x World Champion on day two of the Rip Curl Pro Search Somewhere in San Francisco.
Kelly led a charmed run in 2011, bunking off work to surf Cloudbreak and socking it to the young ones. He came back at the last minute against Dan Ross in Rd3 to win it on the one year anniversary of Andy Irons' death.
"It was a scrappy heat" he said. "There's someone looking down on us here and it's probably Andy. I could probably write a book on our memories the good, the bad and the ugly."
He has 48 tour wins, a feat we will not see repeated in a generation.