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With an event win already under his belt, Kelly has rarely made his intentions clearer. Officially committing to this year's tour at Snapper, he said “I think in the past I’ve been of two minds, wanting to compete but also wanting to chase swells around the world, and that’s why I’ve been hesitant to commit before. This year though, I’m committed and focused on the tour. When I stop competing in a few years, I can chase the swells then."

Sure enough Kelly's often had a rep for keeping opponents and fans guessing. But this year's different. Last year's runner-up spot to Parko has clearly been niggling him. So it's game on. And with him unhinging his first Quik Pro France title last year you can be sure he'll be back for more sand holes more dangerous than ever.

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