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Kelly Slater 

Been sitting on this for a while. The only way I could think of to get my mom barreled! Thank you @gopro for the inside view at @kswaveco #SurfRanch. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ@wsl @slaterdesigns @firewiresurfboards @outerknown

Please say what you feel you need to say to me below. I promise I'll read all the comments and respond if I can. I have been an environmental activist and voice for more campaigns than I can remember. I've worked with Rhinos in South Africa to bring awareness and education to the poaching issues they experience. I've been a vocal opponent to #SharkFinning and find it a despicable practice which has no place in our world. I've worked with the @bosfoundation and raised funds for the protection and awareness around the plight of the Orangutans. I want to become vegan due to the treatment and slaughter of the most defenseless and innocent animals on this planet. I produce clothing from discarded fishing nets to help clean up the mess left behind by fishing industry. My heart is in the right place but now I am being vehemently attacked by the people I have most identified with for the majority of my life. Humans are the biggest threat to life on earth as most creatures know it. But they are also the most capable and able to fix the issues we face. My comments were in reaction to another death of a kid following his passion. I know more about this issues than 99+% of people commenting yet I still don't know enough. I was in no way advocating for a worldwide destruction of any species. In fact, there's a chance many more species of sharks and other sea life could thrive without the over abundance of bull sharks in Reunion Island ravaging the local environment. This is not about me having fun and being selfish for my sport. This is a human and environmental issue. Attacking me will do no good in the conversation that will continue to need to happen for resolution around this topic. I have never personally killed even a single shark in my lifetime and am not fronting an effort to do so. So say what you need to say and let's get on with where this needs to go. Maybe something good will come of it.

100% of our sales in the #ITSNOTOK @outerknown campaign will be donated to charitable ocean causes. Thanks for the support!

@the_jakedavis suffers from a rare spinal disorder called #AVM causing him crazy pain and grief. He's gone from an amazing, young surfer to a landlocked guy fighting for his health. Please go the the link in my bio and purchase one of his shirts (cool shot, btw) to support the financial burden he's been stuck with. For some reason I haven't seen any of the surf sites posting about this (hint, hint) so please repost and get the word out to help one of ours and let's hope for the best for Jake. Sorry to see anyone go thru physical disabilities beyond their control. Nothing could be more frustrating. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿพ

"He taught the boys how to drink beers and how to treat ladies. He was good at both. If we wanted a good time, we called Todd. Bottom line, Todd was our friend and we miss him at night in town, in the morning at Cafe, and when the surf is going off. We're thinking of you, Todd." -Brock

Happy Birthday, #ToddChesser

Been on some adventures with my Valentine. Today's another one but not so glamorous...she's nursing me back to health by making three kinds of soup for what ails me. Thank you my love. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ›

This is my #TruckerToughChallenge pic for @trucker_boy_dukes, a 3 year old boy fighting cancer. I've been called out/upon at least twice by @sethmoniz and @joshmoniz and also @robersonbrothers. I figured I might as well take a picture in the dark and look tough. All my best wishes to all families raising money and fighting childhood cancers. I'm not sure I can think of a more heartbreaking predicament for a parent or a child. I nominate @shanedorian, @keliamoniz and @jeanniechesser if they haven't already done theirs. :)

Today is unfortunately remembered as the day our good friend, #ToddChesser, passed away surfing giant waves way before inflatable vest and the water safety we have nowadays. @jeanniechesser we all think about you and yours today and hope the smiles outweigh all other feelings. Todd was a true, one-of-a-kind person and friend. We are all left with an irreplaceable void but so many fun times. Here's Todd waxing up at 2-1/2 years old in #CocoaBeach where he and Jeannie lived for 6 months before moving 'to Hawaii to meet #GerryLopez'. ๐Ÿง€

Birthday wishes at #Club15 #ATTProAm. Thanks everybody!

Looking at the forecast and getting ready for the #PebbleBeachProAm like...

Funny how nice and inviting a scary section at Backdoor can look in pics. Not sure who it was claiming it on the shoulder for me but ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ for making the photo look cool. #Ate๐Ÿ’ฉOnThis๐ŸŒŠ. @gopro #Hero5Black