Kelly Slater: from surf leashes to headphones

Is Kelly Slater ready to be the next global pop star? The surfer from Florida has released "Feelin' The Feelings," a song that will break the heart of his female fans.

We knew that Kelly Slater enjoyed playing the guitar. In the last two decades, he made friends in the pop-rock music scene - Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, and Angus Stone are only a few examples. Once in a while, Slater also joins random jam sessions all over the world.

But lately the world surfing champion seems to be taking music seriously. With an open account on Youtube/VEVO and iTunes, Slater is ready for new stages and indoor applause.

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John John Florence: fired up at Lowers | Photo: ASP/Rowland

The quarterfinalists of the Hurley Pro at Trestles 2014 have been decided. John John Florence delivered a fantastic spectacle of contemporary surfing.

The Hawaiian, 21, pocketed a near-perfect two wave total of 19.73 in the Round 4 heat against Adriano de Souza and Kelly Slater, with a set of 180-degree carves, and flawless aerials.

"I'm really grateful for the chance to skip a round because it's hard work out there. The waves are solid here this year, and it's exhausting. I was pretty focused in that heat. I was fortunate enough to be on some really well-shaped waves that allowed me to open up and perform," expressed John John Florence.

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Surfers Healing: Israel Paskowitz gets a grom onboard | Photo: throughcannonseyes.com

Surfers Healing is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Thousands of children with autism have benefited from the magical powers of waves and salted water.

Surfing is a therapy for the mind. Lives have been changed because of the waves. When Israel and Danielle Paskowitz founded Surfers Healing, they discovered that they were actually causing a very positive impact on children living with autism.

At the age of three, Isaiah was diagnosed with autism, but his parents decided they wanted to improve his quality of life. And when Israel got his son on the waves, everything changed.

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