The winners of the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards were announced Monday in Abu Dhabi. Kelly Slater won his third Laureus Action Sports Award, on the heels of Slater’s record 10th ASP World Championship title in 2010.
Slater won the Action Sports person of the year in 2007 and 2009, and he was nominated for the award in 2006. Surfer Stephanie Gilmore won the Action Sports award last year.
Slater beat out the other five nominees in the Action Sports category: Shaun White, Stephanie Gilmore, Jamie Bestwick, Levi Sherwood and Victor Fernandez.