Since we’ll never know what it’s like to be Kelly Slater, seeing him surf from his own point of view is probably as good as it’s gonna get, and thanks to our friends at GoPro, that is finally a reality.
Kelly has recently signed on with the mini-camera company that has revolutionized the art of filming in precarious situations, and our first glimpses of Slater-vision are beginning to trickle in.
The photo at right is a still frame taken by Kelly from a GoPro that he lost and miraculously recovered via twitter. Being Kelly has its perks. When the camera was recovered he tweeted, “@kellyslater: Took 3hrs of barrel shots in perfect barrels then lost camera on last wave! Some guy named Ben found it. If anyone known him-I owe!”