9th ASP World Tour Title
MUNDAKA, Spain– Kelly Slater, 36, won a record ninth ASP World Title
after advancing out of Round 3 of the Billabong Pro Mundaka –
the ninth event of 11 on the 2008 ASP World Tour.
Slater came into the event needing an equal ninth finish to clinch the title, he secured
that by beating local wildcard Eneko Acero (EUK) in four foot waves at Mundaka at friday.
Slater’s 2008 crowning comes 16 years after securing his first ASP World Title at age 20.
He is the oldest and youngest surfer in ASP history to win a world title.
The now nine-time ASP World Champion joined the tour in 1991 and
won his first ASP World Title in 1992.