Kelly Slater created a man-made wave pool good enough for surfers

We’ve all been to water parks and swam in those giant wave pools. They’re fun, but nothing like the real thing. If you’re a surfer, and you can’t practice in the actual ocean, you need a good approximation of what you’ll be facing during competition. Surfing legend Kelly Slater went ahead and created a wave pool that might actually be a decent representation of the ocean...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Surfing legend Kelly Slater created his own artificial wave pool

Surfing icon Kelly Slater has been developing his mysterious artificial wave for the last decade, and last December stunned the surfing world with by showing off his secret spot - a huge pool that can produce "elite-level" waves repeatedly. Slater recently invited some of the best surfers in the world to test out his wave pool, and they were blown away. 
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Man credits higher power for surfer Kelly Slater saving wife, baby from wave

Kelly Slater: 11-time World Surf League champion and ... guardian angel?A man credited "the surf gods" for putting Slater in the right place at the right time to "save my wife and kid who were swept across a road by a freak wave" on Kamehameha Higheway this week in Oahu, Hawaii.Photographer Chris Whitey thanked Slater in an Instagram post, while providing some scary details in his comments.
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Surfing event opens in Rio amid water pollution worries

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Many of the world's top surfers were in Rio de Janeiro for a major surfing competition that kicked off Tuesday amid persistent worries about the city's polluted waters. Kelly Slater of the United States and Brazilian star Gabriel Medina were among those competing at the Oi Rio Pro event, which is taking place through May 22 on Rio's Barra da Tijuca beach. The...
Via Associated Press
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Speculation over Slater retirement after Instagram post

BELLS BEACH, Australia (AP) Kelly Slater caused a stir in the surfing world on Thursday when the 11-time world champion suggested in an Instagram post that the Bells Beach event in Australia might be his last before retiring. The 43-year-old American said in the post that ''big decisions in life don't come easy and it's taken a lot of quiet time and personal introspection to come...
Via Associated Press
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Scott heads into hibernation for six-week break from golf

As badly as Adam Scott needs to get away from golf, he was in no rush to leave paradise. Not long after the Masters champion wrapped up his final round at the Sony Open only 10 minutes away from the shores of Waikiki Beach, he was headed to the Big Island with surf champion Kelly Slater and his crew to take in some surf, sun and maybe even a little golf. No doubt, Scott is on a...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 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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