Kelly Slater Guest DJ’s And To Host Book Signing Tonight In Santa Monica

Kelly Slater was the guest this week on KCRW's Guest DJ Project, a weekly program where they invite cultural icons to talk about 5 songs that have inspired them throughout their lives. Kelly Slater is the most successful professional surfer in history, with eight world titles and a record number of pro tour victories, but he has a big passion for music as well, both as a listener and a player. He picks a track by a surfing buddy who happens to be a chart topping musician, a Ramones cover song, a road trip tune from his childhood, and more. A new book co-written by Kelly, Kelly Slater: For the Love, is out on Chronicle Books.

For a digital preview of the book check out:


1.) Jack Johnson- Upside Down
2.) Paolo Nutini- Rewind
3.) Jackson Browne- Running on Empty
4.) Pearl Jam- I Believe in Miracles
5.) Stevie Wonder- I Wish

Surf Legend Signs Copies of New Book, “For the Love”

Nine-time ASP World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater is making three appearances at Quiksilver retail stores in Los Angeles and New York City, to sign copies of his new book, “For the Love” (Chronicle, 192pp). Whether it is for the love, for the money or for the fun, Kelly Slater has done it all – ridden the best waves, won a record number of world championships, and changed surfing forever. “Kelly Slater: For the Love” is his story in his own words.  It’s a riveting visual tour of an unconventional and unparalleled life.

*Purchase “For the Love”, available at QUIKSILVER stores now.  Get in line early.  First 200 people will get to have their book signed by the nine-time World Champion.

For more information on Kelly Slater and his book, or to purchase online, please visit

November 20, 2008; 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Santa Monica Store
1422 Third St. Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401