Kelly Slater: his daughter thinks he is cool | Photo: Cestari/WSL

Kelly Slater, the greatest competitive surfer of all time, has confirmed he will compete in the 2016 World Surf League Men's Championship Tour.

The 11-time world surfing champion is not quitting. The 43-year-old Floridian has told British newspaper The Guardian he will return in 2016. Slater has also opened up about his personal life.

"My daughter thinks I'm cool because I know [Australian actor who played Thor] Chris Hemsworth. She's 19 now and has just graduated from college. We're pretty close, but it wasn't always that way. I'm realistic about my situation as a father. I've basically spent her whole life traveling, and she was raised 99% by her mother," told Kelly.

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Kelly Slater Wave Company: is this the perfect wave pool?

It is the most perfect surf pool ever designed, developed and tested. Kelly Slater has unveiled his artificial wave pool system. And you won't believe what he has done: a 45-second barreling ride.

Ten years in the making. Forget everything you've seen. The 11-time world champion has shown his surf pool concept to the world. On his testing site, Slater gets barreled in perfect peeling chocolate barrels.

"The idea that it is the first wave ridden is too much pressure. It's a lot of pressure to work on something for ten years... I think it's a big thing for surfing if done the right way," expresses Kelly Slater in the introductory video of his dream surf pool.

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Adriano de Souza: kissing the World Surf League cup | Photo: Masurel/WSL

The Brazilian Storm has taken control of the surfing world. One year after Gabriel Medina, the hard-working man claims his moment of glory with a maiden World Surf League title and a victory in the prestigious Billabong Pipe Masters.

Adriano de Souza has lived the best day of his entire surfing career. He is the number one because he deserves it. Sometimes, pictures speak for themselves and, in Adriano's case, it is quite obvious why he got so emotional.

Take a look at the best shots from the last day of competition at the Pipe Masters. The 17th December 2015 will forever be written in De Souza's heart. It was his day and a glorious date for the Brazilian surf fans.

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