Ten point rides are rare and when they happen the crowd out in the beach goes crazy. A perfect 10 is the ultimate surfing goal in competition. Surfers know than only a well selected wave and complete maneuvers will get the maximum score.
Perfect 10 wave rides require commitment, difficulty, combination of old and new school moves, innovative and progressive style, major maneuvers, variety, speed, power and flow. With all these variables you may decide to claim the ride.
If there's a ranking for the surfers who've had the most 10-point rides, then Kelly Slater would be on top. One of the best Perfect 10's in the history of surfing was scored in the 2010 Quiksilver Pro France.
Slater was battling a giant, windy and choppy ocean when a right-hander comes. He paddles for it, drops in and, a couple of seconds after he steps down from the first floor inside the huge barrel. The crowd can't believe and goes wild as Slater escapes the monster white water.