Good day all!
17 year old Slater Trout finishes 3rd in the Stand Up World Series rankings against Kai Lenny(20) and 18 year old Connor Baxter. It’s been a long year of racing for Slater, starting back at the end of 2011 in Fiji, and then finishing up at home in Hawaii.
The finals were held at the Turtle Bay Resort on the NorthShore of Oahu, Oct 12-14, 2012. The conditions were challenging for all competitors with consistent side shore winds and solid swell in the water. The athletes were put to the test by having to manage their nutrition, equipment and the conditions. Slater also finished 3rd in the Sprint event, narrowly missing the second place spot by fractions. It literally came down to a photo finish between first, second, third and fourth. He was feeling under the weather on day one of the Long Distance Race but he made up ground on day two that secured his place in the Overall standings. ” I’m already looking forward to 2013″ said Slater.
As always, Thanks to all of you for your continued support of Slater.
On A Mission’s Dave Boehne and Slater Trout competed in the Molokai 2 Oahu race across the channel. A big congrats to both for finishing and checking one off the bucket list!
Slater took home a respectable 3rd place finish in the Men’s Elite Division, behind an Australian chap(2nd) and Dave Kalama taking the 1st place position. The famous Maliko downwind run wasn’t pumping wind like it normally does, but the day was spectacular. “It was a great field of competitors, the sun was out, and everyone was having a great time”, said Slater. Most of the 220 competitors use the Naish event as a warm up race for next weekends 32 mile Molokai to Oahu channel crossing. Slater will be competing with his fellow Infinity teammate, Dave Boehne in the historic event. It will be the first time for the both of them. http://www.molokai2oahu.com/
Slater finished 4th in the Overall, 3rd in the Long Distance, and a 6th in the Sprint, due to a slip.