4 Oct 2008

Kelly Slater secures ninth world surf title

6:27 am on 4 October 2008

The American surfer Kelly Slater has wrapped up his ninth world title by winning his third round heat at the Billabong Pro Mundaka in Spain.

Slater cannot be overtaken in the championship standings despite two more events remaining in the 11-round world championship tour.

The 36-year-old from Florida has won five of the eight events completed so far in the most dominant campaign in pro surfing history.