To the question, 'Did you really want your 8th title?', Slater might not have given a straight answer but the way he behaved or approached this season event by event kind of gave it away: not really...

But as a rule of thumb, someone who's detached from the stress and rivalry of a world title race is always a bigger threat... and his surfing shined!

Here is the press conference just after his 8th title. Kelly talks about his immediate & long term future, about golf, wave pools and Brazil... We will have more next week, stay tuned!