10X World Champion Kelly Slater Photo Gallery

10-Time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater at Backdoor Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

10-Time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater at Backdoor Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater at Waimea Bay for the opening ceremonies of the Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater at Waimea Bay for the opening ceremonies of the Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly's first published surf shot way back in 1982. Photo: Quiksilver/Dugan

Kelly's first published surf shot way back in 1982. Photo: Quiksilver/Dugan

Slater at the 2009 Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Slater at the 2009 Quiksilver In Memory Of Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

After sealing the deal on the final heat of the 2005 Billabong Pro Tahiti, Kelly celebrated by chugging a beer in the tube at Teahupoo. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

After sealing the deal on the final heat of the 2005 Billabong Pro Tahiti, Kelly celebrated by chugging a beer in the tube at Teahupoo. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly at Sebastian Inlet, Florida circa 1984. Photo: Quiksilver/Dugan

Kelly at Sebastian Inlet, Florida circa 1984. Photo: Quiksilver/Dugan

Kelly Slater was already ripping and in surf mags in 1984... years before many World Tour surfers were even born. Photo: Quiksilver/Dugan

Kelly Slater was already ripping and in surf mags in 1984... years before many World Tour surfers were even born. Photo: Quiksilver/Dugan

Big or small, Kelly can ride all. Tavarua tow-in session circa 2005. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Big or small, Kelly can ride all. Tavarua tow-in session circa 2005. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly's win at the 1990 Body Glove Surfbout marked the beginning of his two decades (and counting) of professional surfing dominance. Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Kelly's win at the 1990 Body Glove Surfbout marked the beginning of his two decades (and counting) of professional surfing dominance. Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

To date, Slater has won over 2-million dollars in prize money throughout his professional career. Photo: jackenglish.com

To date, Slater has won over 2-million dollars in prize money throughout his professional career. Photo: jackenglish.com


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You can't win 'em all... Kelly loses it after a tough loss at the hands of Andy Irons in J-Bay. Photo: jackenglish.com

You can't win 'em all... Kelly loses it after a tough loss at the hands of Andy Irons in J-Bay. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly Slater at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Of note here isn't so much Kelly being on the winner's podium, it's how little the prizemoney has increased since 1990... Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Of note here isn't so much Kelly being on the winner's podium, it's how little the prizemoney has increased since 1990... Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Kelly takes the high line at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly takes the high line at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com

Slater wows the crowd at a French beachbreak circa 2008. Photo: jackenglish.com

Slater wows the crowd at a French beachbreak circa 2008. Photo: jackenglish.com

Fresh out of high school in 1991, Slater charges Pipeline and ushers in the "New School" approach to surfing. Photo: Quiksilver/Divine

Fresh out of high school in 1991, Slater charges Pipeline and ushers in the "New School" approach to surfing. Photo: Quiksilver/Divine

Kelly makes his over the reef at Cloudbreak in Fiji. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly makes his over the reef at Cloudbreak in Fiji. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Slater nd the "New School" crew including Rob Machado, Ross Williams, Jun Jo, Kalani Robb, Shane Dorian, Chris Malloy, Noah Johnson, Taylor Knox, Todd Chesser and crew. Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Slater nd the "New School" crew including Rob Machado, Ross Williams, Jun Jo, Kalani Robb, Shane Dorian, Chris Malloy, Noah Johnson, Taylor Knox, Todd Chesser and crew. Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Kelly at Four Bobs near Kandui Resort in the Mentawais during the filming of "A Fly In The Champagne" which documented the Slater/Andy Irons rivalry. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly at Four Bobs near Kandui Resort in the Mentawais during the filming of "A Fly In The Champagne" which documented the Slater/Andy Irons rivalry. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly's eye of the tiger at the 2003 Pipeline Masters against Mick Fanning, Shane Dorian, and Andy Irons. Photo: Checkwood

Kelly's eye of the tiger at the 2003 Pipeline Masters against Mick Fanning, Shane Dorian, and Andy Irons. Photo: Checkwood

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Remember Sundek? Kelly does... Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Remember Sundek? Kelly does... Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Slater at Duranbah on the Gold Coast of Australia. Photo: Jones

Slater at Duranbah on the Gold Coast of Australia. Photo: Jones

Kelly's always had an intimate relationship with the Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly's always had an intimate relationship with the Banzai Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Slater's Hawaiian congratulations circa 2005. Photo: Quiksilver/Sherman

Slater's Hawaiian congratulations circa 2005. Photo: Quiksilver/Sherman

Kelly Slater gets spit out of the tube on a big day at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly Slater gets spit out of the tube on a big day at Pipeline. Photo: Bielmann/SPL

Kelly at Puerto Escondido, Mexico circa 1991. Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Kelly at Puerto Escondido, Mexico circa 1991. Photo: Quiksilver/Balzer

Kelly Slater and Reef McIntosh share a wave at the 2009 Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational In Memory Of Eddie Aikau held at Waimea Bay. Photo: Noyle

Kelly Slater and Reef McIntosh share a wave at the 2009 Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational In Memory Of Eddie Aikau held at Waimea Bay. Photo: Noyle

Despite winning ten ASP World Titles, Slater is still a student of the art as shown in this textbook frontside snap at Jeffrey's Bay. Photo: jackenglish.com

Despite winning ten ASP World Titles, Slater is still a student of the art as shown in this textbook frontside snap at Jeffrey's Bay. Photo: jackenglish.com

Champions never take losing lightly... Photo: jackenglish.com

Champions never take losing lightly... Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly Slater at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com

Kelly Slater at Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Photo: jackenglish.com

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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