CNN recently took a look into Kelly Slater’s life, and it reveals a side to the champ that isn’t what much of the world sees as a “surfer.” A passionate, serious, intelligent man, driven to continue being better – and not just on a surfboard. “I want to surf better tomorrow,” he says. “I want […]
Channel Islands’ Travis Lee breaks down the board behind Slater’s groundbreaking aerial KELLY SLATER HEIGHT: 5’9″ (175 cm) WEIGHT: 159 lbs (72 kg) SHAPER: Al Merrick (Channel Islands Surfboards) MODEL: Rookie15 LENGTH: 5’11″ WIDTH: 18 3/8″ THICKNESS: 2 5/16″ VOLUME: 26.3L NOSE WIDTH: 11 3/4″ TAIL WIDTH: 14 3/8″ TAIL TYPE: Thumb CONCAVE: Single GLASSING: Single 4 oz deck/single 4 oz bottom FIN SETUP: Five plug, ridden as a […]
Greatest Contest Surfing Ever? Kelly says, YES. The ocean was alive for the final day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti at the End of the Road, and heat after heat the ocean and competitors joined forces for a wondrous spectacle. The most anticipated heat of the day Kelly Slater vs. John Florence was all that […]
During the brief intermission between the Billabong Rio Pro and the Fiji Pro, Kelly Slater spoke with the ASP about the road to Tavarua and lent some musings on the Tour and the surf culture at large. Find out what Slater had to say during his 10 questions with the ASP. Photo Credit: ASP/Kirstin Scholtz
Photographer Ryan Miller arrived at Tavarua Island on Saturday with the Channel Islands team, including Jordy, Adriano, and Kelly. Here’s what he had to say. Made it to Tavarua! You can already tell this place is really special. At most of the events everyone splits off into their separate cliques but here all of the competitors […]
In light of recent headlines regarding Kelly’s career, Michael Kew has released this video, made from some classic footage of Kelly surfing in California. Enjoy.
The video features a live jam from the Lucky Llama in Carpinteria, CA on March 7. 2014 by Donnie Hedden, Connor Coffin, Travers Adler, and Jack Letinsky.