None of this in 2018.
Kelly Slater has formally withdrawn from the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, due to an ongoing foot injury.
The champ has undergone more surgery his foot but unfortunately the injury has not fully healed.
I think it’s best that I properly rehabilitate the injury and choose to surf wholeheartedly. I’ll be back when the time is right,” Slater said.
South African surfer Michael February will replace Slater at Bells where he will face standouts Filipe Toledo and Griffin Colapinto in Round One.