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Slater's still the one

Kelly Slater sets the bar going into final weekend at U.S. Open

Updated: August 7, 2011, 10:44 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

Preview Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Final

Just when you thought all hope was lost, just when it seemed the Huntington Hop was the key to victory, a healthy tropical swell filled in to save the day at the U.S. Open. After slogging through a week's worth of waist-high mush and tricky reforms, well-recieved overhead sets greeted competitors this morning.

Starting the day was Kolohe Andino, who met surging Brazilian Jesse Mendes in Round 3. "I went to bed ...

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