Kelly Slater could secure his 11th world title today at the Rip Curl Pro Search surf contest at Ocean Beach, the first major San Francisco surf contest.

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Slater will hit the water at approximately 2:45 during Heat 6 of Round 3. If he wins the heat, he will clinch the No. 1 position in the ASP Rankingsand secure his first championship on mainland soil.

Yesterday, Slater told reports the victory—if it happens—plays second to the remembrance of professional surfer and three-time champ Andy Irons who unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest one year ago today.

UPDATE: Slater won his 11th world title in San Francisco at Ocean Beach: