Yesterday, Jaws was firing once again and at the same time, scenes of carnage and sheer courage were afoot at massive Waimea Bay. According to WA photographer Chris White, yesterday he almost lost his baby mumma and infant son Van to a freak wave at the Bay.
The big wave session for the king, and probably his first paddle session at Pe’ahi. “It’s amazing how big ‘small’ Jaws still is,” said Kelly via Instagram. “Thanks to Kai Lenny and his crew for taking me for a little afternoon session. Nice to see just a small pack in the water and have some space to move with just a couple of friends.”
Kelly Slater enjoyed some real early January tubs at a Hawaiian bowl. Here’s how the king brought in 2016.
The 11-time world champion has shown his surf pool concept to the world. Kelly Slater Wave Company dropped this clip of him surfing a misty artificial wave. The champ’s pool is real, and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. Tubes, turns, and this is big.
It wasn’t until my early 20’s that I became conscious of what I was eating. I often think how much better my teenage years would have been if I had a better diet. I never really drew the correlation between my diet and my health, but as I got older and started traveling and competing, I became really on top of my eating.
In his Round 5 heat at the Hurley Pro, Kelly Slater (USA) was in the air, fell and rode out with panache. While the wave wowed fans, it earned 4.17 and he went on to lose the heat to Mick Fanning (AUS). During the Sunday Dawn Patrol show, Peter Mel discussed Slater’s performance and why it was scored the way it was.
Incomparable and iconic. The surfer’s surfer. 11-time World Champion, Kelly Slater’s scope of influence has spanned three decades and, like a fine wine, he’s only gotten better with age. This retrospective juxtaposition to his modern approach reveals how innovative, fluid and unforced his style has always been: perfect.
28 months in the making and Outerknown, the Kelly Slater driven clothing brand, has finally launched with the announcement that the website is now live.
Kelly Slater has been coming to Tavarua Island for over 20 years and has a particular affection for Cloudbreak. In this World Surf League exclusive, the 11-time World Champion talks through how he approaches heavy water barrels on his backhand.
On the outskirts of the Fiji Pro, the world’s best took to the opportunity to freesurf Restaurants.