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Kelly Slater shines at US Open on Day Three

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Surf legend Kelly Slater posted one of the biggest scores on Day Three of the US Open of Surfing at Huntingdon Beach, California.

The 11-ASP World Champion put up a score of 16.67 in Heat 12 on the first day of the Men's Prime Round of 96.

The event, hosted on good surf conditions in the morning with waves between four and five feet, brings together the world's top surfers for a week-long competition on the beaches of California.

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In the afternoon, the waves diminished slightly which hurt some scores but over the course of the day the likes of Julian Wilson - last year's winner at the US Open - still managed a total of 14.77.

A host of Brazilian competitors have also progressed to the Round of 48. Jadson Andre, Adriano De Souza, Alex Ribeiro, Willian Cardoso, Wiggoly Dantas and Miguel Pupo will all take their places in the next round after coming through their heats.

Tahitian surfer Michel Bourez also had a good day, posting a score of 16.00 in Heat 8 - one of the highest of the day.

Tuesday 23rd July will see the remaining heats - 19 through 24 - completed in the morning as the competitors are whittled down to just 48.

In the late morning, the Women's opening round gets underway - ones to watch include Carissa Moore and last year's champion Lakey Peterson.

Before the afternoon sees the Men's second round kick off - with Slater set to compete again in Heat 6. The week-long event, which acts as a qualifier for the ASP World Tour, finishes with the Men's and Women's finals on Sunday 28th July. 

YOU CAN WATCH TODAY'S SURFING LIVE ON EDGE SPORT: WATCH HERE

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