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Kelly Slater loses in U.S. Open quarterfinals [Video]

July 26, 2009 | 12:53 pm

Kelly Slater lost in this morning's U.S. Open of Surfing men's quarterfinals, an upset that paves the way for Mick Fanning (Australia) and Huntington Beach's Brett Simpson to vie for the record $100,000 purse this afternoon.

Slater left without speaking to reporters after losing in the first heat. He did, however, return to take part in the WPS All-Star Tow-in Expression Session and stopped to speak with The Times. (Video above.)

-- Mario Aguirre

Video: Kelly Slater speaks with The Times after the WPS All-Star Tow-in Expression Session. Credit: Mario Aguirre / Los Angeles Times