THIS is the moment a surfing champion proves his get up and go when he somehow gets back on his board after falling off — only to continue to ride the wave.
Eleven-times former world champion Kelly Slater made his miraculous recovery to avoid a wipeout during a surf competition in Hawaii.
The surfer fell inside what is known as a wave barrel while competing at the season-ending Pipeline Masters event in Oahu.
But defying all odds, Slater managed to roll back on to his board before popping up into a standing position.
Much to the amazement of everyone watching on shore he continued to ride the wave.
Yet the 46-year-old American seemed just as astounded.
Having pulled it off he could be seeing raising his arms to accept the cheers of the crowd.
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In an Instagram post later, Slater said: “Well, that was interesting.
“I thought I just fell straight onto my belly and bodyboarded out. Didn’t realize I had to grab for it! Haha.”
Fans reacted in sheer joy to the startlingly skillful recovery, with one tweeting the legendary surfer was “ absolute magician” while another asked: “Do you even need a board to surf anymore?”
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