Kelly Slater helped rescue swimmers at Pipe last night
Photo: Phil Paczynski/@ph1lpac Just after the sun went down last night on the North Shore of Oahu, there wan an unusual sight on the sand at Pipe: Kelly Slater, running towards the water with a longboard and set of swim fins tucked under his arm. Not the kind of setup you’d expect the man to run at the […]
Photo: Phil Paczynski/@ph1lpac
Just after the sun went down last night on the North Shore of Oahu, there wan an unusual sight on the sand at Pipe: Kelly Slater, running towards the water with a longboard and set of swim fins tucked under his arm. Not the kind of setup you’d expect the man to run at the Banzai. Either the King was kicking off an unorthodox form of training or something was wrong. Unfortunately, it was the latter:
Kelly had spotted two swimmers in need of assistance. The pair had been swept out behind the lineup at Pipe and were disappearing into the evening darkness. Moments after Kelly hit the water, the Fire Department arrived as concern intensified on the beach. Thankfully the group surfaced not long after on the sand, much to the relief of onlookers and Kelly fanfare.
It was only a few weeks ago that Kelly was first on the scene to rescue a mother and her son after they were swamped by a rogue wave, washed off the bike path, and into a ditch.
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