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Superman falls to Krypto-Wright

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:54 AM ET
By Jon Coen

Ten will have to wait. Kelly Slater's 2009 World Tour Campaign is done, as he lost today to Owen Wright at the Rip Curl Pro Search in Portugal.

Kind of a crazy year for Mr. Slates when you think about it — he committed to doing the tour, lost to a bunch of wildcards, started an entire hurricane of conjecture with talk of an alternate tour, won Brazil, and then officially loses his chances of a tenth world title earlier today.

Before we start getting into the significance ...

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