Then the shady man returns with photos of Kelly Slater, who is not “on the level he needs to be to compete,” surfing 20-foot Cloudbreak. Imagine!
I, respectfully and as a lover of Kelly Slater, would like to call bullshit—not on him being on the level he “wants” to be at to compete,” but on being at the level he “needs” to be at to compete.
And Kelly Slater, as the 11 1/2 time world champ, one-time dater of Pamela Anderson, player of Jimmy Slade, creator of the world’s most perfect man-made wave, maker of gun-control-related sustainable clothing, namesake of Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer, author of two books, and PBTeen collaborator extraordinaire, should be able to surf where ever and whenever he wants.
Ask and ye shall receive, as they say. “Lots of questions about competition and the event in Bali,” he wrote on Instagram after sharing an image of the GIANT waves he just surfed. “Long story short, I am not on the level I want and need to be to compete.
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