10X World Champion Kelly Slater Photo Gallery

Kelly Slater and Channel Islands founder/shaper Al Merrick. Without Merrick, it's safe to say things may have turned out much differently for Kelly. Photo: Quiksilver/Aroyan

Kelly Slater and Channel Islands founder/shaper Al Merrick. Without Merrick, it's safe to say things may have turned out much differently for Kelly. Photo: Quiksilver/Aroyan

Kelly Slater at Rifles in the Mentawais where the movie, "A Fly In The Champagne" was filmed in 2008. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater at Rifles in the Mentawais where the movie, "A Fly In The Champagne" was filmed in 2008. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

After learning from the best, it only made sense for Slater to whip up a few surf craft on his own. Word is he's pretty talented in the shaping bay as well... Photo: Quiksilver/Aroyan

After learning from the best, it only made sense for Slater to whip up a few surf craft on his own. Word is he's pretty talented in the shaping bay as well... Photo: Quiksilver/Aroyan

Kelly carves an "S" for "Slater" into the wave at J-Bay. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly carves an "S" for "Slater" into the wave at J-Bay. Photo: jackenglish.com

A key to Slater's success has been his unwavering healthy diet and uncanny flexibility. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

A key to Slater's success has been his unwavering healthy diet and uncanny flexibility. No pizza and booze benders for this guy. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly at Backdoor Pipeline where he has remarkably won eight professional events. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly at Backdoor Pipeline where he has remarkably won eight professional events. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

At 38-years old, Slater has not only kept up with the kids, he's leading the charge into future of surfing. Photo: Dorsey

At 38-years old, Slater has not only kept up with the kids, he's leading the charge into future of surfing. Photo: Dorsey

Kelly Slater en-route to yet another win at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly Slater en-route to yet another win at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly Slater pulls an alley oop in France while charging toward a tenth ASP World Title. Photo: Dorsey

Kelly Slater pulls an alley oop in France while charging toward a tenth ASP World Title. Photo: Dorsey

What's next for Kelly? Only he knows but speculation has him headed toward the Big Wave World Tour to further cement his legacy as the best surfer ever. Photo: jackenglish.com

What's next for Kelly? Only he knows but speculation has him headed toward the Big Wave World Tour to further cement his legacy as the best surfer ever. Photo: jackenglish.com

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