TBT Kelly Slater QTD

February 10, 2022
"Sometimes a little luck and timing helps."

On Saturday, legendary surfer Kelly Slater won his 56th career title and eighth Pipe Masters victory in Hawaii on one of the world’s most famous waves – the Banzai Pipeline. Slater started surfing at age five, and turns 50 tomorrow. 30 years ago, Slater won the Pipe Masters competition becoming the youngest world champion in men’s surfing history; he became the oldest in 2011. Of Saturday’s victory, he said: “… this is the best win of my life.”

Surfing legend Kelly Slater wins 56th career title ahead of 50th birthday (USA TODAY)

Slater wins Pipeline, 30 years after his first triumph (Reuters)

Click HERE to read Kelly Slater’s World Surf League bio

Click HERE to watch Slater's Saturday victory at Pipeline (FULL REPLAY) "What a feat for sports, let alone surfing…" — Commentator says at 47:20 – 47:36

Click HERE to read a brief bio on Slater from Britannica

by Jenna Lee,