Congratulations to Kelly Slater for winning an unprecedented 11th world title. Hell, his ASP title trophy collection was unprecended six titles ago. Speaking of unprecedented, he has the amazing distinction of being the youngest World Champ AND the oldest World Champ. If memory serves correctly, I think he's the only one from Florida too. Oddly enough, this was his first title clinched on American soil. And in beautiful OB conditions, another first!
All 11 titles, and the notoriety that comes with them, couldn't happen to a nicer, more deserving guy. Congratulations Kelly. It's been so much fun watching you dominate and innovate all these years. I'm excited to see what the future brings for you and what you bring for the future of surfing, whether that's a new tour, a wave pool, more titles, more dogs in the competitor's area or whatever. You're an inspiration for surfing, staying healthy, and being true to yourself. Peace and love. Until next time, may your waves be head high and glassy.