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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kelly Slater honored in House Resolution co-sponsored by Hirono

Advertiser Staff

Part-time Hawai'i resident and nine-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater has been recognized for his achievements by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The House on Tuesday approved a resolution that was co-sponsored by more than 60 U.S. Representatives, including Hawai'i U.S. Rep. Maize Hirono.

The resolution honors Slater, a native of Florida, for his many surfing accomplishments, including winning the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach contest and his status as the all-time leader in Association of Surfing Professionals world titles.

"He is unmatched, unparalleled in the world of surfing," said Florida Rep. Bill Posey, who sponsored the resolution. "Obviously, he is an inspiration to many."