Report: Slater withdraws from Mavericks surf contest

Report: Slater withdraws from Mavericks surf contest
January 19, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Kelly Slater will not compete in Sunday's Mavericks surfing contest in Half Moon Bay. (AP)

Kelly Slater, along with two others, has withdrawn from the Mavericks surf contest in Half Moon Bay with an unknown issue.

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Shane Dorian and Carlos Burle, two of the biggest names in surfing, also withdrew from the event due to injury and that Slater is disappointed he will not participate.

The Mavericks surfing contest was last held in Half Moon Bay in 2010, with 20 to 30-foot waves expected this year.

The event will get underway Sunday morning at 8 a.m.