Kelly Slater may retire from the ASP World Tour after Pipeline

December 9, 2013 | Surfing
Kelly Slater: the best competitive surfer of all time

Kelly Slater, the best competitive surfer of all time, admits he may quit the ASP World Tour if he doesn't win the contest and the 2013 world title.

The 11-time world surfing champion has left a heavy statement, only a couple of days before entering the decisive heats of the 2013 surfing season.

At 41, Kelly Slater says it's make or break. The Pipe Masters 2013 may put an exclamation mark in his long professional career.

"I would be real comfortable to retire if I won this contest. If I won this contest and I won the title together. That would be really the pinnacle of my career", says Slater.

"I am not going to say it's not fun anymore, but if it's going to be harder or impossible to beat a certain experience then maybe let go for other ones. That would be the dream result for me".

Robert Kelly Slater, born on the 11th February, 1972, in Cocoa Beach, Florida, has won 11 ASP World Tour titles. He has a Masters Degree in Criminal Law, at Sydney University.

The best surfer in the history of the sport also plays golf, guitar, and has two brothers - Sean and Stephen. With 53 World Championship Tour (WCT) victories, Kelly Slater opened his road to worldwide domination with a triumph at the Body Glove Surfbout Trestles, back in 1990.