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kellyslater Time to get tuned up. 3d

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kellyslater #MorningSelection at my house. @thechiaco, #Shilajit, #Kelp, #Ginseng, #Ashwaganda and the rest. I spend most of my days planning what I'm on a eat and where I'm gonna surf. @patchy_o calls me #SnackBoy cause I always have a bag of food with me at all times. I'm a good person to sit next to on a plane if you're hungry. 4d

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kellyslater #NameThesePeople. Good luck. 4d

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kellyslater Have you seen the film #Blackfish yet? I assumed a lot about #Orcas' intelligence but had no real knowledge on the subject. Adults spend their entire lives in pods alongside their parents and swim up to 100 miles/day. They're one of the most intelligent and self-aware species in the world (making them highly inquisitive and unsuited for captivity). Although it's not totally understood at this time, most adult males and some females in captivity encounter dorsal fin collapse which is rather rare in the wild unless the whale is sick or injured. Captive whales have cute #Chinook names like #Tilikum, #Shamu, #Kyuquot or #Kasatka. I'm assuming that's so they can sound authentically Eskimo-like or something? I've always found that odd.
For these animals, freedom=happiness. I know there's an argument that people wouldn't be exposed to them otherwise and that it potentially helps species conservation yet there are no studies correlating whales or dolphins benefitting in any way from being publicly displayed in theme parks. In fact, quite the opposite. These mammals are strictly used to make money and sell tickets. If people want to be exposed to these creatures badly enough they should go see them in the wild where they're happy and don't attack or kill people. As a side note, I believe all of these trainers have their hearts in the right place and unfortunately they're the ones stuck with the responsibility and guilt about the fate of these #MajesticBeings.

So I figured I'd paint my boards like Orcas to raise some awareness about the topic and the film. I even got the chance to speak with #GabrielaCowperthwaite, the director, writer and producer of Blackfish, to educate myself further on the subject. And one of my favorite artists, @kevinancell (ANP RVCA artist), has been kind enough to work his magic on my boards. It's cool to work on a project with Kevin and great to see how crazy passionate he is about these paintings and the #SubliminalMessages in them.
If all goes to plan, we'll auction a bunch of these boards to raise some money for a good cause. #TheOrcaBoardProject. #AnimalSlavery #TheCove @seashepherd #DawnBrancheau #Namu #DFW #Grampus #KillerWhales
1w

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kellyslater I've had lots of questions in recent months about sponsorships, who's supporting me, that sort of thing, so I figured I could most easily explain it here.
I've been fortunate to go in a completely different direction and start a new brand called @outerknown. Early on in the process, I met with #TheKeringGroup to talk about partnering on brand creation and they immediately understood the ideas I/we had. We quickly came to an agreement of mutual support. They're helping Outerknown in any way necessary and I've become a #BrandAmbassador for any and all of their brands that make sense for both of us. In return, @volcom, @electric_california , @cobrapumagolf, and even #Brioni, @balenciaga, #Tretorn, #StellaMcCartney and others have all gotten behind me to lend their support in some way or another.
I'll be working on surf specific product with Volcom and Electric Visuals and using Cobra/Puma golf gear while establishing Outerknown.
I was recently in Paris to meet the whole team at #Kering headquarters. I was totally blown away by their level of expertise in sustainability, sourcing and design across all platforms. I'll dive a little deeper in future posts but in a nutshell, I'm beyond stoked with this opportunity and my new team. I had no idea how many moving parts go into this endeavor and there is no better partner than Kering for what we're doing. A huge thanks to everyone at the company and hope to get back and visit you all soon.
#MerciBeaucoupKering #WeirdSelfie
2w

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kellyslater Checking in with Dr. Warren Kramer today. The good news... I'm gonna live. Bad news... A couple more weeks recovery. Warren has been the go-to surgeon for most every Surfer, Skater, BMX, and Moto guy I know. He's worked on me and a few dozen of my friends over the years and has been an invaluable source of knowledge on all topics medical. He's also not shy about telling us when we don't need any sort of procedure at all. Thanks for the last minute checkup! Here's to hoping I don't need to talk to you about any more injuries any time soon. #InGettingAntsy #MyBodyIsBeatUp #HopeHawaiiGoesFlatForAWhile 2w

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kellyslater Repost from @joeljitsu. Amazing what people will pull when they have a little authority and a bad attitude. I hope you guys just ignored him and pretended you all just happened to be there going for a surf! #HumansSuck but I hope the #WoundedWarriors still got a few waves. Please repost! 2w

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kellyslater Blessings to you, Dorian #DocPaskowitz. You've been a beacon of truth, light, knowledge, and determination for all of your surfing brothers. Despite numerous reports of Doc's passing over the last week, he quietly said his #LastGoodbye this evening. I was lucky enough to spend time with him a few days ago and get a couple of big hugs and this final photo. He was passionate about diet and exercise but his biggest wish was to see peace in Gaza between Israel and Palestine and always believed that those who could surf together, could live together peacefully. He told me that if they would 'pave the streets of Palestine in gold' there would be peace between the people. He personally walked donated surfboards over the Israeli border to give to his Palestinian surfing brethren as a sign of respect and acknowledgment. Maybe one day his true dream will be realized. I'll miss this crazy, old man who helped raise my little brother and teach me about the ways of the world. Condolences and love to his wife and 9 children. #Surfing4Peace #SurfersHealing #PaskowitzFamily 2w

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kellyslater How's this one that @kaeodechape narrowly missed the other day just after I got hurt and had to watch?! What the...? Good view though. #BestWaveOfYourLife if you snagged this thing? @gopro #Hero4 @tavaruaislandresort @thegoodwinway @shanedorian @chadkcampbell @frogwala @jarrodwhite9 @gadestar 3w

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kellyslater #FootPrognosis...I broke my second and third toes and also sprained three or four toes on left foot surfing Cloudbreak a couple days ago. Three weeks or so of healing in a walking boot and a couple more weeks of some rehab but should be ready to go by the #PipeMasters waiting period. The foamball from the lip landing inside the barrel bounced back up and flipped the board into my foot, hyper-extending the toes backwards. My second toe was sitting kind of across my third one so I knew something was a little off. The worst thing about it was how good the surf was and having to watch from the sidelines afterwards. At least the boys scored a few before the wind went bad and swell backed off. The day before that I went over the falls and broke my fin off with my knee so I'm actually probably lucky to not have gotten hurt worse. Good time to reflect and cleanse the body after two weeks of bacon and barrels on @tavaruaislandresort! 🐖 Thanks for all the messages from friends and strangers the last couple of days. #ExcusesExcuses 😬 3w

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kellyslater #AI and I in France a few years back. We had our first ever real back and forth battle in a quarter final heat in small surf at the Quik Pro in Hossegor, France in 2002. I thought I won the heat and yelled at the judges afterwards. Haha. Andy went on to make the final with #NecoPadaratz then proceeded to go on a tear thru France and was literally unbeatable there for 3 years, which was unbelievable given it's such an unpredictable wave. Just showed the guy's depth and adaptability in different conditions along with a huge drive not only to win but to dominate. In '05 Andy was way behind in an early heat and nearly lost before coming back to win that heat and ultimately the event. I remember him yelling, "Keep that champagne on ice!", to all the Quiksilver guys when they were getting ready to celebrate my potential world title at that event. Just silenced everyone!
They #BrokeTheMold after this guy was born.
I'm thankful we got to share some personal times together also and get to know each other away from competition. #ThankYouAndy! #Inspiration : @tsherms
3w

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kellyslater Dreaming of that session again from last week @toddglaser, @gotfilm, @aritz_aranburu, and @seabassz. It's not often these days you get to surf by yourself or with just a couple friends in perfect waves. Luckily this spot is dangerous enough to ward off the crowds. Just in front of the wave you can see a line of rock trying to poke its head out of the water and the bigger waves would move just outside of it to give you some breathing room. Glad I didn't get hurt 'til I stepped on an urchin back on dry land! Ha. Thanks for the shot, @cidoubleyou. 4w
  •   nikolasdegas u can see the reef literally boiling from out of the water not even 10ft befor the break... woa 2w
  •   aaron.moayed U hack at surfing lol 2w
  •   zachary.vettese Your awesome @kellyslater 2w
  •   __jimmy_dee__ @iponegiveaway10 just got me a free iphone 1w
  •   hillarie_6 Hey kelly I know you're probably never going to read this comment but I still want to reach out to you. My step father Jeff beige is a local surf photographer from Florida and he quit his day job in the hopes of making photography his main job. It's his true passion and he's absolutely amazing at it. You actually shared one of his photos when you surfed in Jupiter florida!!! He's truly an amazing person and deserves a big break in photography. I guess I'm reaching out to you in any hopes you could help him in ANY way! It seems that he's on the breaking point and about to get a normal job. I would hate to see his passion and work not ever be recognized. Hopefully you get this :) 6d
  •   thesaltycontainer @yeeeeeeezzysss insane dude!! 1d

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kellyslater Quick scrappy edit from #Cave in Portugal the other day. #GoPro #Hero4 POV with the spot. Got a few more to post. Gotta work on my editing skills today between planes and boat rides to #Tavarua. 1mon

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kellyslater Cut an orange around the center and save the top half of the rind. Take all the fruit out and leave the center stem. Add olive oil and you have a homemade candle. Saw it in a magazine the other day. Works great.
Got car stuck in the sand all day and had to retrieve it tonight, had perfect barrels to myself all morning but then lost a crucial heat in the contest. Overall it was a very thorough day. #SuchIsLife. Good night.
1mon

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kellyslater Thank you to the City of #Peniche for honoring me with the #KeyToTheCity a few days ago at the contest. The Mayor is a huge surf fan and makes sure everyone feels at home in Portugal. The city even named rooms after myself and a few others in the local surf lodge and offered free lodging in my room any time I need, stocked with as many cans of #Sardines as I can eat (Peniche is also a fishing town famous for their sardines, btw). 1mon

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kellyslater @gopro #hero4 media day here in Portugal today. Great to talk cameras and learn about a couple features I wasn't unlocking myself. Probably a few lay days this week from the contest so there's potential for barrel shots in between gale force winds and squalls of rain. #HugeSwellComing so I wouldn't be surprised to see some 50' Nazaré in the coming days. Stay tuned. 1mon

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kellyslater White hair, don't care. My first ever #SlovenianSelfie. Checking out Nylon production in Slovenia for @outerknown. More news soon. 2mon
  •   lanceverma @kellyslater - Damn your sister looks JUST like you!! 2w
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  •   olddirtydoyle I'm just playing play station wondering when your going to make another Kelly slater pro surfer game. I've played skate 3 to death now. Cheers legend 2w
  •   gimoro_ I love u so 2w
  •   timlaney Dear @kellyslater and @donkeyshow I am really stoked to hear that you two legends are skyping with my hero friend Kenny healey. Kenny and I both went to UHM and surfed north shore together as much as possible. It was sad when he returned to NYC but he had to in order to pursue his dreams. I know you will be just as stoked to talk to him as he will be talking to you. You are the bull @kennyhealey 1w
  •   michal_123444453 WTF I just won a free iPhone 6 from @iphonegiveawaysz 5d
  •   loooa22 Mermaid fantasy? 4d

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kellyslater #ModernDayPostcards. Seagulls over sunsets in #Hossegor, France. 2mon

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