- 31 May 2012 | Surfing
Kelly Slater has joined the GoPro team of surf athletes. The 11-time ASP world surfing champion will be riding waves with the famous waterproof surf camera.
"I’m stoked. I’ve had a lot of fun with the GoPro camera and in just the few sessions I’ve had so far with it, I’ve gotten more images than I have in a long time," said Kelly Slater.
Slater has dominated the sport for two decades, becoming both the youngest (at age 20), and the oldest (at age 39) surfer to win the ASP title.
He will join GoPro’s team of surf athletes that include Mark Healey, Alana Blanchard, Sunny Garcia, Jamie Sterling, Kelia Moniz, Harley Ingleby, Monyca Byrne Wickey, Hughes Oyarzabel, Anthony Walsh, Kalani Chapman and Chuck Patterson.
"Working with Kelly takes me back to why I started GoPro," says GoPro’s Founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman. "We began as a wrist camera for surfing company with a vision to help the average surfer capture photos that made him or her look like a pro, like Kelly Slater".
"Now GoPro is helping Kelly, himself, capture and share his own experience with fans around the world and it’s blowing my mind. I guess this whole GoPro thing is kind of working out", he added.
In addition to competing on the ASP world tour, Kelly spends much of his time traveling the globe in search of the best surf. Photos and videos captured by Kelly during his travels will be broadcast on the GoPro communication channels.