Looking Back: Kelly Slater Wins Gotcha Tahiti Pro 2000!



This years Billabong Pro Tahiti event will mark the 10 year anniversary of Kelly Slater’s first win at Teahupoo in 2000.

Due to the smaller conditions on the final day of the contest back then, Kelly rode a 6’1 x 18 1/4 x 2″ MK2K (K-Board). The nose is much narrower and has much more of a pronounced flip in it which was characteristic of the time.

Here are a few photos of the board he rode in the finals. The board hangs in the Channel Islands Surfboards Flagship retail store in Santa Barbara California.

Kelly Slater's winning board from the Gotcha Tahiti Pro 2000. A 6'1 x 18 1/4 x 2

Close up of Kelly Slater bottom turn during the event.

The winning bottom curve.

Kelly Slater's signature.

Kelly has won the event a total of 3 times in 2000, 2003, and 2005.

Read the ASP Press Release for the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2010 on ASPWorldTour.com