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Slaying bigger lions

Sean Holmes takes down Slater and Irons at J-Bay.

Updated: July 17, 2010, 3:43 PM ET
By Jon Coen and Peter 'Joli' Wilson

If you grow up in Africa, you learn the law of the jungle pretty quick. Ask Cape Town's Sean Holmes and he'll tell you it's "kill or be killed." Holmes chose the former and slayed two of the biggest lions in recent surfing history in one day.

Holmes ousted both Kelly Slater and Andy Irons, allowing his countryman, Jordy Smith to take the No. 1 slot in the world. Smith beat hot goofyfoot Owen Wright (who is beginning to have the kind of rookie year Smith hoped to have in 2008) ...

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