Kelly Slater, Bells Beach, Torquay, Australia
So what’s going on here? First y’got Kelly Slater, hanging his wetsuit up to dry in the competitors area at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach. Then y’got two rascals, Coco Ho and Laura Enever, teasing the champ, boxing with him, making faces while his back is turned then acting normal when he turns around […]
So what’s going on here? First y’got Kelly Slater, hanging his wetsuit up to dry in the competitors area at the Rip Curl Pro, Bells Beach. Then y’got two rascals, Coco Ho and Laura Enever, teasing the champ, boxing with him, making faces while his back is turned then acting normal when he turns around to face them. Then y’got Kelly’s gal, Kalani, (who you can’t actually see in this shot) trying to snap photos of the rascals pulling faces so she can show her man.
Shortly after this, the champ made some uncharacteristic judgement calls in his quarter-final against a blistering Adriano De Souza and couldn’t get past the Brazilian. Hell, the man’s still human. But will this be the sting that puts Kelly off competition, or will it serve as motivation to bounce back? Knowing Kelly, probably the latter – but only time will tell.
While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay
...And proceeded to rip the hell out of it on a "borrowed" 5-finned Tomo.
Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?
Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.
Watch: Ramble On With Caity Simmers
An action-rich tour behind the scenes of her triumphant first voyage to Oz.
PSA: Surf Filmers Not Welcome In Nicaragua
Cameras and drones are being seized on arrival, Stab spoke with two recent visitors.
Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine
Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.
The Tragic Parallels Between The Murder Of Ricardo Dos Santos & 8x World Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo
Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast
Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.
Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”
"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…
How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months
Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.
Sweeter Than Stolen Honey
A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.
15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event
And Clay Marzo takes the dub.
Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way?
The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.
The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together
Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.
Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave
Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge
A lot of swell, stolen identities, surf masochists, mutilated noses, The Wedge, skull-crushing pylons, and…