January 5, 2006
BY HILLARD GROSSMAN
FLORIDA TODAY Related news from the Web
Cocoa Beach's Kelly Slater, who captured his record seventh World Championship Tour title less than two months ago, was the highlight at last year's Sebastian contest, where he finished second to fellow WCT veteran Cory Lopez.
But this year, Slater will be in Maui, Hawaii, preparing for his second Kelly Slater Invitational. This year's contest, being sponsored by MTV, will feature top surfers as well as an array of entertainers and athletes, including seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, musical talents G. Love and Lance Bass, and supermodel Giselle Buchen.
Slater's first invitational took place in May, 2004 in Fiji, but threats of a government coup on that island forced the postponement of last year's event.
Bye Bye Alison.