Kelly Slater // The Cave // 2:40

Kelly Slater had himself one hell of a Portugal. While he didn’t (cue the post heat canned answer) get the result he wanted, he did land the world’s first frontside 540 and score this session at The Cave. This wave is no cakewalk — it split John John’s head open once — but Kelly toys with it like Vladamir Putin toys with sanctions. Such frisk, so many barrels.