The Week in Surf News for June 15th, 2013

A recap of the week in surf news hosted by Natalie Rose.

Kelly Slater Wins Volcom Fiji Pro

Kelly Slater defeated Mick Fanning in the thrilling Final of the Volcom Fji Pro in bombing six to eight foot barrels at world class Cloudbreak. It capped an incredible day for the former 11-Time ASP World Champion as he scored two perfect 10s in his Quarterfinal win for the second time in his career, then defeated John John Florence in the Semifinals before using his barrel riding talents to tuck in deep and maneuver huge Cloudbreak lefthanders all the way to victory. The win is Slater’s second of the year, the 53rd of his illustrious career and places Slater clear in the overall lead of the 2013 ASP World Tour rankings.

Kelly Slater MMA

World champion boxing trainer Jason Parillo takes on World champion surfer Kelly Slater in an MMA video from three years ago, the ref and judges are none other than MMA legends Vitor “the phenom” Belfort and “the Prodigy” BJ Penn, visit and go to the video page to find out who won the fight.

Glitch-hit US nuclear plant shut down for good

A California nuclear power plant shut down last year after a radiation leak will be permanently closed, its owners said Friday. Southern California Edison (SCE) has been trying to fix problems which came to light last year after a minor leak in one reactor at the San Onofre plant, north of San Diego in southern California. But SCE parent company Edison International’s chairman Ted Craver said experts had finally concluded that they cannot resolve the problems quickly or comprehensively enough.

“We have concluded that the continuing uncertainty about when or if (San Onofre) might return to service was not good for our customers, our investors, or the need to plan for our region’s long-term electricity needs,” he said. The shutdown will mean the loss of some 1,100 jobs, the Los Angeles Times reported. Anti-nuclear activists hailed the announcement. “It has great national implications and is a real strong message that this nation does not need nuclear power,” Shaun Burnie, of Friends of the Earth, told the newspaper.

Dragon Unveils The Floatable Collection

Dragon has seamlessly blended fashion with function to create the H20 Floatable Collection-its first ever line of floating sunglasses. Made for men and women who enjoy an active lifestyle in and around the water, the H20 Floatable Collection pairs 5 of Dragon’s most popular styles- including The Jam and the Double Dos-with a specially formulated injected frame designed to stay afloat in the ocean, pool or lake. Arriving just in time for summer, Dragon’s H20 Floatable Collection sunglasses are the answer to never losing your shades in the water again.