Baywatch Superfreak – Kelly Slater

Everyone knows there is no surf in Florida. So why o’ why has this sunny, yet waveless state managed to produced the worlds best surfer.

It is not a matter of opinion whether Kelly Slater is the worlds best surfer ever to have existed, its fact!  The man is a machine, can you imagine dominating such a sport to such an extent that you can win 10 world titles. The scary thing is, he won his first when he was 18 and his last when he was 38. Let’s think about that for a second. Can you imagine being in your prime at 18 and then 20 years down the line still being at the top of your game.It’s not like surfing is an easy, effortless, lazy sport like golf. (Kelly is even incredible at golf) Surfing is physically demanding and with the progressive youth of today busting airs and flips, Kelly has done well to not to lag behind.

Many have described Kelly as ‘super competitive’ and I think that’s what keep’s him juiced. Kelly wants to prove year after year that he is still the best surfer out there, he wants to show that he can still win against anyone and will carry on doing so for many years to come. Just look at what he did at the US open at Huntington beach. Following criticism from fellow competitors for not showing at Jeffery’s Bay, Kelly smashed every person he was up against with ease and won the competition.

Kelly is just one of those people who is good at anything he set’s his mind too. Whether it be surfing, body-surfing, golf, anything. He is good. Almost too good. Surfing doesn’t get too much recognition as a major world sport, and maybe it shouldn’t. Yet it is important as members of the surfing community to understand what we have. We have possibly the greatest sportsman to have ever lived. It’s hard to think of any other sport where someone has won a world title 20 years since their first. Also has anyone ever dominated a sport so much for so long? I sincerely doubt it.

The question is should Kelly stand down and let someone else have a go, or should he just keep on killing it?

 

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The comp which is supposed to be pumping for the duration has been less than adequate thus far. But ladies and gentlemen-now its pumping!!! 4-6ft light offshore and big and wackable.

Some Adriano De Souza-world number 1,  has been knocked out by fellow countryman Alejo Muniz.

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Surf News – Kelly Slater = super freak?


Ask yourself a question. In any sport worldwide, can you name a single competitor that has won a world title 20 years on from his first world title? No? Because it’s never happened.

Kelly Slater is the youngest and oldest competitor on the World Tour to ever win a world title-and yes, another 8 in between them.

10 world titles and still going strong. There is no other sportsman/women who has achieved this amount of success in their career. He is a freak, a super freak!

There were big question marks over wherever Kelly would surf in the 2011 World Tour. To be honest, I like the sound of 10 better than 11 and would have probably called it a day and went free-surfing for the rest of my life. But I’m not Kelly, obviously. Maybe the fiercest competitor out there, he seems rattled that he’s currently sitting in a disappointing 3rd!! To most, 3rd would be enough, but only poll position will satisfy the 38-year-old.

With Jeffreys approaching, people are questioning wherever he will even show. I’m guessing he will. I’m guessing he will absolutely smash it and climb back to 1st or 2nd in the world ratings. If he doesn’t,if he goes out early and slips even more places, I believe South Africa will be the last stop on the world tour for Kelly.

Surf News – Mr Price Pro Ballito 2011


Day 1 highlight
An ASP Prime event located in Ballito, South Africa. The comp kicked off on Monday with some immense conditions. Over-head, dredging barrels rifled down the point breaking boards and ego’s.

It also saw some of the worlds best surfers get slotted in some huge barrels. Stand out of the day had to be Kolohe Andino. The 17 year old got the barrel of his life and was justifiably rewarded with a perfect 10 point ride. Andino said “I’m on such high right now,” “These are some of the best waves I’ve surfed in my life!” .

Kolohe is on a roll at the minute coming off a win at the Quiksilver USA surfing championships in Cali. Everyone has big dreams for this boy, keep your eyes pealed.

The excelllent swell is set to continue. The entire surfing world will soon be setting up camp in South Africa as the ASP Billabong Pro at Jefferys bay kicks off next week. Who you got your money on, Slater, Jordy, Parko?

Surf News – Billabong ISA surf competition live now!!!

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Kolohe Andino wins Quiksilver USA surfing championship

Kolohe Andino 10 point ride at Quiksilver USA surfing championship

 Check the link above to witness Kolohe Andino absolutely annihilate his final wave at Lower Trestles to be crowned winner of the Under 18 category of the Quicksilver USA surfing championships.
Trestles pumped for the majority of the contest with consistent 4-6 ft waves which looked almost double overhead for most of the competitors. (being groms)
Kolohe Andino, 17, from San Clemente, was super eager to take this one after not reaching the finals in a previous Lower Trestles event. And boy was he unbeatable. Ian Gential put the pressure on slightly at the beginning of the final but then Kolohe’s domination came in to full force and he finished with a combined heat total of 18.67!
Nowadays it seems like every single surfer is ‘He’s one to watch out for’ or ‘He’s going to be the next Slater’ but it actually seems a possibility with this kid. A lot of people seem to be investing plenty of time and money in to him. He has just confirmed a long contract with Billabong (god knows how much that was worth???) and has one of the best crew around him that is available in the surfing world. Anyway, even if he doesn’t make it (although he is destined for the World Tour) , he is still going to be rich, not have to work ever in his life and get to surf all day every day.Not bad eh