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Owen Wright Defeats Kelly Slater at Quiksilver New York

w“I’m just lapping it up right now,” Wright said. “I’ve always wanted to be in a final with Kelly and last week at Teahupo’o was great. I think Kelly is ready for payback already." Photo: ASP/Kirstin


The Inertia

Owen Wright defeated Kelly Slater in the final day of competition at professional surfing’s first million-dollar contest, The Quiksilver Pro New York. With the win, Wright collected $300,000 as well as second place in the ASP World Title Rankings, behind – Kelly Slater.

“I’m just lapping it up right now,” Wright said. “I’ve always wanted to be in a final with Kelly and last week at Teahupo’o was great. I think Kelly is ready for payback already.”

Stay tuned for more detailed coverage to be posted shortly.

The World Tour heads to Southern California next for the Hurley Pro at Lowers, which starts September 18.

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