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Surfer Kelly Slater Saves Child, Mother After Rogue Wave Sweeps Them Away

Don’t call Kelly Slater a hero: the 11-time World Surf League champion was just in the right place at the right time. After getting rejected by a giant closeout wave at Waimea Bay in Oahu, Hawaii, Slater took a different route home than he normally does. Photographer Chris White was with his wife, Sarah, and young son, Van, when a giant rogue wave crashed over the guard rail at...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Shark attack survivor Fanning pursues surfing crown despite brother's death

SYDNEY -- Mick Fanning, who survived a shark attack in South Africa in July, decided to keep competing at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii to pursue his fourth world surfing title despite learning of the death of his brother Wednesday.Before entering the water for competition, Fanning was told his 43-year-old brother, Peter, had died back in Australia.Fanning, 34, says "it's kind of...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pro surfer has terrifying encounter with shark

World renowned surfer Mick Fanning stared death in the face when a huge shark attacked him during the J-Bay Open final in South Africa. The entire thing was caught on tape, as the harrowing event occurred on live TV. Thankfully, Fanning made it out of the ordeal without a scratch, thanks in part to his bold decision to punch the sea creature in the back. His board and leash...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Bull gives wings to Brooke Thabit and hope for others with spinal cord injury

For most people, a debilitating spinal cord injury would derail their everyday life. For Brooke Thabit, it means overcoming it all by staying in the gym. The post Red Bull Gives Wings To Brooke Thabit And Hope For Others With Spinal Cord Injury appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Laird Hamilton, Inventor

Sports The most famous big-wave surfer on the planet doesn’t just want to ride waves. He wants to ride fairways.
Via maxim.com
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

#SDLive: Bethany Hamilton and Tanner Gudauskas join the panel.

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Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot 100: Kelly Slater Photos

No. 14: Kelly Slater Kelly Slater is one of the world’s best and most popular surfers, and an 11-time ASP World Tour champion. In his time not spent surfing, Slater loves to golf and play the guitar, and he is a very powerful spokesperson for suicide prevention awareness. He finds himself as our 14th-hottest male in sports for 2013. Next On The Hot 100: AJ McCarron >>>...
Via College Spun
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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