Back in 2011, Kelly Slater shared with us an incredibly candid and heartfelt tribute titled “How I Remember Andy. ” In it he spoke about how he both loved and hated Andy. “I loved and hated the guy, but I probably only hated him because I admired and envied what he was capable of,” he said.
It makes sense then that in Teton Gravity Research’s Andy biopic, “Kissed by God,” Kelly would feature prominently.
And in the scene above that ultimately didn’t make the cut (if that gives you any idea how good the film actually is) Kelly discusses how he didn’t appreciate it at the time, but Andy renewed in him a competitive fire he didn’t know he had.
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