Kelly Slater: living inside the barrel

"The Kelly Kut" is a fascinating, yet unofficial video biography of the 11-time world surfing champion. Discover the art and knowledge of Kelly Slater, as seen through the eyes of J. Patrick Stublen.

"I had an idea of how I wanted do surf waves, and I wanted to be able to do that, and I didn't see anyone who surfed that way."

Slater, obviously, has always had a vision. From the very beginning, he knew what he wanted to be and how his surfing should evolve.

Getting better all the time, improving constantly, and being able to learn from mistakes are qualities often found in leaders and successful people.

The Floridian forged his way through industry trends, hypes and generation gaps. Using his own brain to think and make decisions.

"The Kelly Kut" lets us compare Slater's style and skills through time. In the end, we get the feeling his surfing has never changed. Or maybe we're deeply wrong.

Patrick Stublen gathered some of the best footage included in "Flow," "Blue Horizon," "Good Times," "Kelly Slater: In Black and White," "The September Sessions," "Letting Go," "Young Guns 3," "Campaign 2," "Days Of The Strange," "What's Really Going On" and in many for flicks.

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