During the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco, I was able to catch up with Australian professional surfer Joel Parkinson, who recently won his first ASP World Title and just moments later won the Billabong Pipe Masters.
The script for the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco probably didn't go down the way Kelly Slater pictured it. Still, if you were a fan of surfing wanted to see the world's best surfers, chances are you weren't disappointed.
Kelly Slater further cemented his status as the greatest surfer ever by winning his unprecedented 11th ASP World Title in San Francisco, defeating Australian Dan Ross in a thrilling round three heat of the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.
There is a saying within the surfing community, "If you can surf Ocean Beach, you can surf anywhere." Rare is a mantra more accurate in surfing. And thus sets the stage for the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.
Barring an early exit from the event coupled with very high results by Owen Wright, Adriano de Souza, Joel Parkinson and Taj Burrow, Slater will very likely be celebrating his 11th World Title in San Francisco