Coming Next Issue: The Surf Trip Of The Decade

A Fly In The Champagne: After A Decade Of Bitter Rival Status, Kelly Slater And Andy Irons Come Together And Surf Off Their Differences.

Kelly Slater Andy Irons TransWorld SURF Trip Of The Decade

An excerpt from A Fly In The Champagne authored by Sal Masekela: “Nobody was expecting this trip to happen. To get two seemingly mortal enemies to agree to sequester themselves on a tiny island with a half-dozen cameramen, a Hollywood interviewer capable of conjuring up tears during any interview, and an in-the-know magazine staff waiting with bated breath seemed like a ridiculous notion. Despite hectic schedules, preconceived notions, and the most heated rivalry in modern surf history, somehow it all came together. The end result was a ten-day purge of feelings, emotional baggage, dispelling rumors, talking it out, and a burying of the hatchet once and for all. Oh, we nearly forgot to mention that the waves were insane! … ”

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Slater was an animal on the trip and literally had to be dragged out of the water every night. The photos are gonna blow you away...

Prepare yourself for an epic article ten years in the making. Magazine hits newsstands 2/6/09…earlier to subscribers!