- 12 November 2011 | Surfing
"Why not just go for it right now?". These were Kelly Slater's words when he felt he could do it. The Floridian won his first world title in 1992. Here, he celebrates a victory in the Rip Curl Pro Landes, in Hossegor, France.
In 1994, Slater took several surf contests. The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach was the most important title of this year.
In 1995, Kelly Slater repeated world surfing glory. He claimed the Triple Crown of Surfing and started his road to endless heat wins a contest victories
In the pre-internet era, the Tour debuted the Quiksilver Pro G-Land. In 1996, Kelly also won the US Open of Surfing for the first time in his career.
In 1997, Slater won seven surf contests in Australia, Japan and USA. Here, showing off his shiny cup to Joli.
The year 1998 marked the end of Kelly Slater's first cycle of world tour domination.
Tasting victory, after a six years without touching the world tour title. Slater returns to victories at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. A single wave reignited the flame in the Cocoa Beach rider. He took off on a lefthander, almost fell and recovered in the barrel zone to kick off the second cycle of world surfing domination.
Slater asked to be photographed in the middle of the crowd. Enjoying life in Mundaka, Spain, in 2006.
Preparing for the famous switch-foot barrel in Bali, Indonesia, in 2008.
Kelly Slater, the Portuguese ocean explorer, with the coolest Mayor on Tour, António José Correia.
Smile, you've won the 11th ASP World Tour title. Twice.