While yesterday’s focus was largely on Kelly Slater winning the Quiksilver Pro, people refused to forget the moment that Slater used his priority to drop-in on Joel Parkinson, who was locked deep in a spinning Kirra tube. It’s surfing’s cardinal sin, but rules are rules and Kelly and Parko were totally cool with the situation. The rest of the world, not so much.
Soon after the event finished the ASP released a killer photo of the moment and the Internet roared to life to debate the matter. Here’s the full story behind Kelly’s brutal finishing move, through Kelly and Parko’s eyes.