Kelly Slater is a living legend. He’s the current holder of 11 ASP World Titles, along with an unprecedented 52 WCT victories spanning across three decades, and let’s not forget that he also had a role in Baywatch for 10 episodes with Pamela Anderson.
And, he’s not slowing down with age.
On March 13, 2013 Slater came ripping through the highly coveted Gold Coast barrels of Kirra Beach, Australia to take down the reining champ Joel Parkinson, in the best tubes of the competition.
In the final heat of the head to head show down, Slater edged out Parkinson’s best two waves with a final score of 18.56 out of 20, nearly a point above Parkinson.
The win solidifies his 11thASP world title making him the youngest to win, at age 20, and now the oldest to win the ASP World Champion title at age 41. This was the opening event of the 2013 world tour.
In other words, you could say that he’s a surf god.