Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kelly Slater - A Great Life in Surfing

Quiksilver's Kelly Slater made history November 7, 2010, by clinching a historic and unprecedented 10th ASP World Title, then going on to win the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico.

He showed the huge crowd "the most comprehensive and dominant performance the sporting world has ever witnessed," according to his sponsor, Quiksilver, who released this historic video footage of his career to commemorate the victory.

Kelly is the first surfer to achieve 10 ASP World Titles, an accomplishment spanning two decades of an astounding career during which he dominated competitive surfing. When Slater won his first ASP World Title in 1992, he was the youngest surfer to do so.  When he won the $100,000 prize this year, he was the oldest to do so.

In an interview after his 10th World Title and Puerto Rico win, Slater noted, "My goal it to put this all away and just follow hurricanes, big storms and all the best swells around the world. I can't think of anything I'd rather do than surf."

He added that one day he planned to have a wife and kids and would no longer be able to live the life of a "selfish pro surfer." Hopefully, he can reconcile these two passions, and continue to stun the world.  In that spirit, we hope you enjoy the clips of his past accomplishments as much as we do.

Where Can You Find These Awesome Waves?
For the surfer-fans among you, here are the production notes that accompanies the video, so you know where everything was shot.  Shotlist beginning in the year:

World title trophy
Contest action and victory shots at:
Gold Coast Australia
Bells Beach Australia
Tavarua, Fiji
Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa
10 point ride and switch stance ride Bali, Indonesia
Trestles California
Pipeline, Hawaii
9th World title victory shots in Mundaka, Spain

freesurf and lifestyle shots from Young Guns 3 film

8th world title victory, action and freesurf shots from Mundaka, Spain

free surf action from Backdoor Pipeline
7th world title victory celebration in Brazil
freesurf action from Young Gun 2 film
"Letting Go" and "Beer" waves from Billabong Pro Tahiti

Freesurfing in Kelly Slater and the Young Guns film

Interview in Australia
Saying "I love you" Andy Irons moments before the Pipeline Masters final

10 point ride at Quiksilver Pro Fiji
Action and podium shot from Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau win

2001 –
Freesurf action from Indonesia
Lifestyle shots from Hawaii

Interview on the Crossing boat –

Footage from Thicker Than Water. Signing autographs in California. Winning his 6th world title at Pipeline.

freesurfing at G-land in Indonesia

Freesurfing in Indonesia from Surfers of Fortune movie

Freesurfing in Australia from 110/240 movie

Pipeline Masters and 1st world title win.
Contest surfing and interview in France from 110/240 movie.

Freesurfing in Mexico and Barbados from Mondo Extreme Experiment movie

Freesurf and lifestyle shots from North Carolina

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