Slater wins 2011 Billabong Pro Tahiti

In one of the ASP's most historic events, Slater proves he's the best yet again

Updated: August 30, 2011, 9:54 PM ET
By Peter "Joli" Wilson | ESPN Action Sports

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Kelly Slater claimed his 47th elite World Tour victory today at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, but it was an expression session dedicated to the late Andy Irons that created the emotion.

To the haunting melody of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "What a Wonderful World" ringing out across the lagoon, Bruce Irons, with brother Andy's board under arm, was ferried through the flotilla of craft and out into the lineup. In honor of the ...

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