SLATER AND CLOUDBREAK, 25 GLORIOUS YEARS AND COUNTING

Kelly Slater should be resting his flawlessly shaved and oiled head on a pillow tonight musing over his perfect 20-point heat in Round Four of the Fiji Pro. The double barrel on his third wave? That was a don't-think-twice, punch-in-the-10-and-carry-on score. Easy as gravity. But for my money, the 9.77 on his opener was just as good, maybe better. Slater, who by rights should have steel pins in several major joints, Advil-resistant arthritis, and various other osteo-prefixed ailments, no-hand...