Good Morning, It's Kelly Slater ...

First of all, you're welcome;) When I worked in the action sports industry I went to my fair share of surf industry conferences and I remember one in particular where some surf industry leaders were practically shaming themselves for not creating a "Tony Hawk" of the surf industry. And all I could think was "what about Kelly Slater?"

So it was nice to see Kelly's global-due emerge just a little more last night when I stumbled across this article on Yahoo!'s homepage. They titled it "The best athlete you've barely heard of." Is it true? Tell me you've heard of Kelly Slater.

Photo: Waveriders

20 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Uh, yeah I've heard of him! What is Yahoo thinking?

Stephanie said...

love kelly.

rikshaw design said...

ummm yes..he is smokin..

Lillian Chang said...

Hahaha, I LOVE that you posted this!!
I just read that article last night and was dying laughing with all the comments about people saying "Kelly isn't a real athlete...I'd like to see him getting hit in football by those 300lb. linebackers..." (Clearly, those people who said that never surfed before.)

I love Kelly - he's really amazing in the water. He does make it look effortless (which is REALLY hard to do!). And it's pretty incredible that he's been so on top of the sport for 20 years!
(And did you watch the video? So glad they showed him at Trestles!)

Sarah said...

yougottabekiddinme?!?!?

ummmm, HELLO.
YES. and YES. and Thank you very much.
L.O.V.E. kelly slater.

where the HECK has yahoo been?! lol

Lyndsy said...

Yes and that pictures is so HOT!

Chasey and Cash said...

Heard of him? Hell yes! I had posters of him ALL OVER my walls in junior high!! That was back in the 80's!!! I saw that article yesterday on yahoo too! I think the most "mainstream" exposure he has gotten was when he dated Pam Anderson!

mmmm...he's still hot!

Torrie said...

I've heard of him...

Krissy Engle said...

SO HOT.

Anne @ Onomatopoeia said...

Hahaha the first thought that came to mind was "Is she trying to say that Kelly Kapowski married AC Slater?" I guess I know more about Saved By The Bell than surfing :( He's hot though-- I'm willing to learn!

bink and boo said...

BOING! I could not be friends with someone who has never heard of Kelly Slater. Oh my gosh I remember having the BIGGEST crush on him in jr. high, high school, and college. He is so beautiful and under appreciated.

P.S. I just read Anne @ onomatopoeia's comment. I could be friends with that girl, because she is funny and she has knowledge of other important things like Saved By the Bell.

Brandi said...

Umm....oh dear. I'm afraid I'm horrible with names. And sports that aren't baseball. But he looks quite familiar. Surfing isn't too big in NJ so I'm just learning more about it.

Claire Gibson King said...

hello! of course I have heard of him!!! I was in love with him from Baywatch!!! A show that made me dream of one day owning a red bathing suit and being a life guard! he is beautiful!!!

dulci said...

HELLO NURSE!! kelly is hotttt!

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shaney jo said...

great article!

Julie-Inspired said...

Yes...have definitely heard of him. And even remember when he was in his prime in the 90's (?) I think. Have a great day...I suppose I'll be daydreaming now:)

Julie xo

julia wheeler said...

kelly's dated more celebs than tony hawk so doesn't that technically make him more famous than tony hawk? i totally crushed super hard on him in junior high/high school too:)

islandfairy said...

i have NOW! :-)

Victoria said...

How could Yahoo say that? Kelly is particulary gorgeous and one hot surfer.

Jenna said...

um, yeah.

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