Earlier this morning during Round 1 of the Corona J-Bay Open, while being interviewed by WSL webcasters Ronnie Blakey and Pete Mel about Joel Parkinson’s recently announced retirement plans, 11-time World Champ Kelly Slater and world-class thunder stealer reported that he too will be calling it quits.
Slater went on to praise Parko’s accomplished surf career before turning the conversation to his special announcement. “It inspired me to get my focus on here,” said Slater. “I’ll make an announcement.
Read more here: Surfer Mag