Kelly Slater has withdrawn from the Vans US OPEN after aggravating a prior shoulder injury.
The 11-time ASP World Champion was scheduled to compete in the Men’s Qualification Series (QS) contest in Huntington Beach, CA.
The annual, Prime-rated Men’s contest at Huntingdom Beach typically attracts some of the world’s best surfers.
Slater, who is currently ranked World No. 6 on the elite ASP World Champion Tour (WCT), last competed at the J-Bay Open in South Africa, but was eliminated in Round 3, in a heat against Matt Wilkinson (AUS).