Ke11y Slater’s 11.5th World Title

Can you imagine what it would be like if your whole life you thought your Birthday was April 20th but then some rando informs you that it’s actually on the 21st?  Or what if Publisher’s Clearing House came to your house with a check for 100k, busted down your door, threw balloons in your face, and had Chris Hanson sit you down only to find out that the check was made out to your neighbor?  The list of jokes could go on about Ke11y Slater’s 11th and 11.5th World Title and the unfortunate miscalculation that now makes us surfers look way stoopider than we already are…

November 6th, a brisk Sunday in the Bay, MindTai’s very own in-field reporter SAH was lurking at Ocean Beach for Rip Curl’s 7th Official Search Contest.  Only needing to win one more heat to Officially clench his 11th World Title, the pressure was on for King Slater as he set forth to shred against up-and-coming super groms: Miguel Pupo and Gabriel Medina (the eventual winner of the contest).  As the three set out to the sea, people from far and wide flocked to the water’s edge to witness the official crowning of Ke11y’s 11th World Title, this time fo reals…As you can tell, the competition was fierce but the uber groms (who were probably still in diapers by the time Kelly was getting his 8th World Title) were no match to Slater’s backside floaters, frontside hacks, and a barrell after the buzzer that proved yet again why Kelly is the absolute best surfer who ever lived and put to rest any jokes about his initial Title Farce.  Rightfully so, Kelly was re-crowned and the masses frothed harder in amazement than they ever have before…

From Curren’s generation to the momentum generation, Andy’s generation to the new wave Dane x Jordy generation, and now the John John x Kolohe x Gabriel Medina grom generation – Kelly has straight up schooled, fooled, ruled, and ridiculed beyond any compare; and it doesn’t seem like he’s leaving his empire of dominance any time soon.  It is with much pride, respect, and froth that we’d like to congratulate the 11 Time World Title Champion: Kelly Slater on his feats, his dominance, and his perseverance throughout his entire career!  Hats off to you mate!

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