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Year in review: Surfing

A historic year, led by a historic champion, surfing for a fallen icon

Updated: December 27, 2010, 12:54 PM ET
By Jake Howard | ESPN Action Sports

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The Best That Ever Was "More than anything, it's a relief," said Kelly Slater minutes after being crowned 10-time ASP World Champion. In a career that's spanned 20 years and multiple generations, on Nov. 6, the 38-year-old Slater was anointed world champ, and in the process left little room for doubt that he is truly the greatest surfer of all time. His accomplishments rank right up there with the sport's best. Think Armstrong, ...

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