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Slater on the Quik Pro New York

Updated: September 8, 2011, 6:18 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

When Quiksilver announced it was bringing surfing's Dream Tour to NYC in 2011, the move had its skeptics. And despite being the face of the brand, 10-time world champ Kelly Slater was one of them. But with the forecast looking fun for Friday's final rounds, Slater says the gamble paid off. Besides, after a week surfing some of the heaviest waves the tour has seen at the Billabong Pro Tahiti last week, Slater says he's happy to be surfing beach break and bringing the tour to a new audience. ...

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