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Mr Kling's Wild Ride

Gabe Kling on the high highs and the low lows.

Updated: June 21, 2010, 1:22 PM ET
By Jon Coen | ESPN Action Sports

Qualifying for the ASP Tour is one of the biggest moments in a competitive surfers' life. Conversely, a career-detouring injury is one of the worst. Just imagine the emotional roller coaster that Gabe Kling, aka "Thor" has been on in the last few years.

Kling first qualified at the end of 2006, the first East Coaster in some time to scale the fence. The celebrations that year at Surf Expo in Orlando were legendary. But that season saw so many sub par waves, he told me it ...

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