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Kelly Slater  Heretic, Heliocentrist, Chasmophilous, Dendrophilous, Halophilous, Logophile, Notaphily, Philonoist, Thalassophilous.

Thanks #SunsetMagazine for the cover and story in your latest mag! Much appreciated.

With the #JBay Fam yesterday still enjoying time and a full day here watching sharks swim through the lineup, catching up with @shauntomson, meeting the crew from @surfersnotstreetchildren, playing w/ @filipetoledo's baby, having lunch and saying bye to friends, enjoying a few get well cards from some generous fans, and finally...catching up with old friend, #SteveWalsh, for some music at #RockLilyMusicBar last night.

Was really looking forward to more of this today but going twice as fast. It just wasn't to be. That's alright. It will keep the fire burning to recreate the lines i missed my chance at. Thank you #JBay for all the great friends and memories. And a giant πŸ™πŸ½ to everyone sending me well wishes. The challenge will be healing with awareness, patience and good health. Hopefully ill have some tips to share from my process for any future mishaps you might have. And a huge thanks to all my friends and acquaintances who assisted me yesterday. Not one of the better days in recent memory. It's hard to believe I could do this just yesterday. I can't even touch my foot right now. I'll find out next week but prognosis is now looking like 4-6 months recovery. πŸ˜¬πŸ’‰πŸ”ͺ #MyFootIsFooked
Photos: @pierretostee

You ever folded your entire foot backwards? If you try it sometime, this is what it might look like. I pulled into a barrel this morning and the whitewash bounced the board back into my foot as I hit the closeout, taking all the pressure into the metatarsals. Kinda like smashing my foot with a big hammer as hard as I can. Sorta feels like I'm giving birth out of my foot right now! I'm guessing surgery and 6 week holiday is in order. Not looking forward to 30 hour flight home before surgery though. Ouch! It sucks but so many people deal with such horrible things around this world everyday that a broken foot is pretty minor in the scheme of things. Sometimes a bad thing is a good thing. I'll make the best of my time off. #ThatsGonnaLeaveAMark #INeedElephantTranquilizers

#Continuance part 2 coming soon from South Africa by @outerknown. Surfing at 1000fps filmed by @cbergquist with edit assist from @alekparker.

Ladies (and guys who need gifts for their ladies)...If you're anywhere in Orange County today... @mikoh warehouse sale going on from 8-1 at 850 W 18th St, Costa Mesa 92627.

#JBay in all her glory yesterday. Thanks for the shots, @toddglaser.

Serious ever stand up on a wave and feel yourself channeling someone else, almost like an entity takes over your body and you become your idea of who that person is or what they feel in your mind? Like a crime scene investigator where they have to become that person to solve the mystery or unlock the riddle before the answers unfold? At #JBay, you can't help but be mesmerized...Tom Curren flow, Terry Fitz speed lines, Johnny Boy/Occy power stick in my mind. Here's to hoping everyone falls under its spell in the coming days. πŸ„πŸ½πŸΊβœŒπŸ½πŸ‘β± Photos by @badboyryry_ and @pierretostee

The only way to go left at #JBay. Hate the jet lag but so stoked to be back in South Africa after a 36hrs and 15 minutes in transit door to door! Getting underway with the #CoronaOpenJBay any day now with a really promising forecast for the coming week. Small today but a chance tomorrow or Saturday before things start really pumping early week! Check in on the @wsl app. Oh, and we're making episode #2 of #Continuance for @outerknown while in Africa...stay tuned. @toddglaser photo.

If you're near Haleiwa/North Shore, there's a @mikoh trunk show today and tomorrow from 8am-12pm at Chun's Store near Ali's Beach Park, 66-412 Haleiwa Rd. Check out Mikoh's Instagram for more details. πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ„πŸ½πŸŒ΄πŸ³πŸ‘£πŸ‘™

30 years ago this month in HB. I used to stay with #PeggyRullo who owned Black Market leashes and sponsored my brother and I. We hung out at #ChuckDentSurfShop everyday and surfed the north side of HB Pier. @peterbrouillet would take us around socal and Mexico to surf all summer with #SeanCollins and we'd generally run into #LarryMoore aka Flame. That's when @surfline was a phone number with a recorded report each morning and Sean used to teach us how to read weather maps from New Zealand to know what was headed our way for 10 days later. So many good memories. I was sponsored by @matt_kechele, @oneillusa, and @sundek_official back then. This was my USA team suit for my first trip to Australia that year. Thank you and RIP #JackOneill (RIP) and #PatOneill for taking a chance and sponsoring an east coaster or two back in the day before we had proven ourselves on the big stage. πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ„πŸ½

I had to repost this one. Happy BDay, @stephenisbelly! You've been one of the best friends I've ever known and I've enjoyed our 28 years of friendship. I saw this shot earlier and...I'm gonna put my foot in my mouth here...I thought it was me at cloudbreak last year...hahahaha. I didn't know Belly had the no-hand, backside barrel thing going all these years and has been in the closet about it. Glad to see you've come clean with all of us and at Teahupo'o no less! Have an amazing day and drink a nice bottle of Grand Cru to celebrate, would ya? #BaldDudesRule

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