Julian Wilson gets the SURFING Magazine best surfer of the event. A silly interference call knocked him out in the semis, but his surfing was far away the best at the event. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Julian Wilson gets the SURFING Magazine best surfer of the event. A silly interference call knocked him out in the semis, but his surfing was far away the best at the event. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Imagine if everywhere you walked everyone stared. Kelly knows how to harness it. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Imagine if everywhere you walked everyone stared. Kelly knows how to harness it. PHOTO: Peter Taras

That “1” isn’t going away anytime soon. PHOTO: Peter Taras

That “1” isn’t going away anytime soon. PHOTO: Peter Taras

As Kelly said,  “Owen has no weakness.” Rights, lefts, big, small, hollow and mushy, he scary in all conditions.” And that’s what makes for a World Title contender. PHOTO: Peter Taras

As Kelly said, “Owen has no weakness.” Rights, lefts, big, small, hollow and mushy, he scary in all conditions.” And that’s what makes for a World Title contender. PHOTO: Peter Taras

He’s not getting older he’s getting better. PHOTO: Peter Taras

He’s not getting older he’s getting better. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Kelly Slater has managed to evolve right alongside the new crop of surfers on tour without losing a step in any other part of his game and it’s a recipe for a ridiculous domination of his competitors. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Kelly Slater has managed to evolve right alongside the new crop of surfers on tour without losing a step in any other part of his game and it’s a recipe for a ridiculous domination of his competitors. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Semifinalist Heitor Alves. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Semifinalist Heitor Alves. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Jeremy Flores. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Jeremy Flores. PHOTO: Peter Taras

Sure, it’s wasn’t perfect, but at the same time it was very much perfect. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Sure, it’s wasn’t perfect, but at the same time it was very much perfect. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Julian Wilson mixed his game up so well it was hard to think he wasn’t the man to take this event down until his costly interference call. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Julian Wilson mixed his game up so well it was hard to think he wasn’t the man to take this event down until his costly interference call. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Kelly gouges, flies, carves and strategizes better than everyone, and it just seems like he always will.  PHOTO: Jimmicane

Kelly gouges, flies, carves and strategizes better than everyone, and it just seems like he always will. PHOTO: Jimmicane

On Kolohe Andino’s Mayhem, Mick Fanning put on a quarterfinal performance that was all but perfect. But that would be his peak. PHOTO: Jimmicane

On Kolohe Andino’s Mayhem, Mick Fanning put on a quarterfinal performance that was all but perfect. But that would be his peak. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Kelly Slater. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Kelly Slater. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Expression Session showcased a Kolohe and Evan Geiselman flair off. A lovely foreshadow to the future. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Expression Session showcased a Kolohe and Evan Geiselman flair off. A lovely foreshadow to the future. PHOTO: Jimmicane

He’s still here. PHOTO: Jimmicane

He’s still here. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Three in a row for these two as they head into the final four. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Three in a row for these two as they head into the final four. PHOTO: Jimmicane

Hurley Lowers Pro Final Day: Slater Wins Re-Rematch

Editor’s Note: We’re now in the process of gathering all the best imagery from the last three WT events — Tahiti, New York and Lowers — for a proper recap of this mad stretch on tour. It’ll be up soon. In the meantime, here are a few teaser shots from yesterday’s finale at the Hurley Pro.

Photos by Peter Taras & Jimmicane