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Kelly Slater

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  • Joe Surf: Balancing school and the board

    Pro surfing and school don't mix. At least not the kind of school that requires its students to show up on time, spend most of the day in a classroom and then go home and do homework into the afternoon and evening. That's why so many up-and-coming...
  • City Lights: Slater handles himself like a pro

    I got to be a celebrity once, kind of. It wasn't at Barnes & Noble or the Academy Awards or anything like that, but at Girls Inc. of Orange County. I had covered a few stories there as the Daily Pilot's education reporter, and when I arrived to write...
  • City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird

    City Lights: Al, like other celebrities, isn't that weird
    As I've noted before, I don't get awed by meeting celebrities. Over the years, I've encountered Rainn Wilson, Giada de Laurentiis, Gillian Welch, Kelly Slater and a slew of others, and the feeling is always the same: a second or two of giddiness, followed...
  • Joe Surf: Now that Slater's got the city key, come on back to compete

    So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city. Well deserved. Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues? Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and...
  • Joe Surf: Women are the ones to watch at the US Open

    Joe Surf: Women are the ones to watch at the US Open
    More and more girls, young women and even not-so-young women are surfing these days, so it stands to reason that the professional women are on the rise as well. The US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will have plenty of interesting storylines playing...
  • Joe Surf: H.B. local is underdog at U.S. Open of Surfing

    Joe Surf: H.B. local is underdog at U.S. Open of Surfing
    Kelly Slater hasn't done it. Neither has Rob Machado, Sunny Garcia nor Tom Curren. Not when it was called the OP Pro, or more recently, the U.S. Open of Surfing. In fact, nobody on the men's side has ever won the U.S. Open of Surfing three...
  • Videos from the U.S. Open of Surfing

    Slater advances to Round of 12; gets a Mulhern   Slater cruises into quarterfinals   Surfing legend Rob Machado wins his Hurley Pro "Wildcard" heat   Kelly Slater: 2011 US Open of Surfing men's champion  
  • In The Pipeline: Paddling 26 miles for one little girl's sight

    About 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Drew Kenny arrived at the Huntington Beach Pier. How did he get there? On a stand-up paddleboard. Where did he leave from? Catalina Island. Just what would inspire the 42-year-old Huntington Beach consultant to paddle 26 miles?...
  • Slater slays competition at U.S. Open of Surfing

    There was talk before the start of the U.S. Open of Surfing that 2011 could be the year of the Young Guns. Just days before Sunday's Men's final, former World Tour veteran and first-year contest director Pat O'Connell, felt the same way. But O'Connell...
  • Joe Surf: Local surfer representing on World Junior Tour

    Joe Surf: Local surfer representing on World Junior Tour
    Oh, so close. Andrew Doheny of Newport Beach barely missed out on what would have been the biggest win of his young surfing career, losing in the final heat Tuesday at the Oakley World Pro Junior off the black sand beach in Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. As...
  • Joe Surf: Sea Kings back in the surf

    It stands to reason that Corona del Mar High School's surf team was resurrected out in the water, surfer to surfer, as they waited for the next set to roll in. The Sea Kings surfed Wednesday against Mater Dei in their Sea View League opener, a noteworthy...
  • Joe Surf: Senior surfers seeking bragging rights

    No, there's no truth to the rumor that Kelly Slater will compete in this Saturday's Huntington Beach Senior Surf Invitational. While Slater indeed is the old man of the ASP World Tour, he's still a young man by any other standard at age 39. The HB Senior...