Fight fear and return to J-Bay I say. That’s what Kelly Slater did after the rest of the CT elite hightailed it out of South Africa after Mick’s near death experience in the final. Not Kelly, here’s a man whose devotion to perfect waves is unyielding. After noticing a giant purple blob was headed for South Africa after the waiting period, he dug in, stayed on, and scored long peeling lines groomed by howling offshore winds. Think he made the right call? Special mention to South African Sean Holmes who has this wave on a string.