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Kelly Slater Bids Farewell to San Francisco

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 01.14.2012 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

The script for the 2011 Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco probably didn't go down the way Kelly Slater pictured it. Still, if you were a fan of surfing wanted to see the world's best surfers, chances are you weren't disappointed.

Amazing Teens You Won't Believe

Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

We read a lot of teen news here at HuffPost High School, and over the past month we've come across so many inspiring stories of real teens from acros...

Kelly Slater Technically Didn't Win 11th World Title Thanks to Egregious Error by ASP

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 01.05.2012 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

You can imagine the shock and surprise Kelly Slater must have felt when he found out the deplorable news that, due to a technical error by the ASP, Slater officially didn't win his 11th World Title.

Kelly Slater Wins 11th ASP World Title in San Francisco

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

Kelly Slater further cemented his status as the greatest surfer ever by winning his unprecedented 11th ASP World Title in San Francisco, defeating Australian Dan Ross in a thrilling round three heat of the Rip Curl Pro Search San Francisco.

Kelly Slater Will Likely Win His 11th World Title in San Francisco

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

Barring an early exit from the event coupled with very high results by Owen Wright, Adriano de Souza, Joel Parkinson and Taj Burrow, Slater will very likely be celebrating his 11th World Title in San Francisco

Kelly Slater Wins Hurley Pro at Trestles, Gets Closer to Winning 11th World Title

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports
Cyrus Saatsaz

Owen Wright will get his turn. It looks like he'll have to wait for Kelly Slater to first retire though.

Kelly Slater Wins Billabong Pro Tahiti

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 10.30.2011 | Sports
Cyrus Saatsaz


Kelly Slater Wins U.S. Open of Surfing

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 10.15.2011 | Sports
Cyrus Saatsaz

Kelly Slater captured his first U.S. Open of Surfing Title in 15 years Sunday. With the win, the reigning 10-Time ASP World Champion took home a hefty $100,000 check for winning the U.S. Open of Surfing.

The Cloudbreak Sessions

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 09.20.2011 | Sports
Cyrus Saatsaz

A storm that originated in the South Pacific has created such a massive south swell that the greatest surfer ever Kelly Slater decided to skip one of the biggest surf contests in the world to surf the amazing waves that hit Fiji's world-famous Cloudbreak.

Confronting Bigotry in Surfing

Zach Weisberg | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports
Zach Weisberg

While surfing (like most sports) can be a transcendent unifier, it has also developed an astoundingly ironic and nuanced culture. To a large extent, surf culture thrives on divisiveness.

The Next Wave of Good

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Cause Marketing, as a sector, is soaring. An IEG Sponsorship Report predicts that corporate spending on cause marketing will have risen over 6 percent to $1.6 billion in 2010.

In the Midst of a Cold Winter, Quiksilver Yells "Surf's Up"

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

If it is true that timing is everything, then maybe an announcement about surfing coming smack dab in the middle of one of the bleakest winters in New York City history is what the Apple needs.

New York Hosts the First Million-Dollar Surf Contest

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zach Weisberg

While the decision to hold the first World Tour event on the East Coast since the 1980s may raise a few eyebrows, Surfline's Sean Collins has prepared a barrage of facts to justify the decision.

World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater Opposes Dolphin Slaughters

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

I was both stoked and grateful when the often reserved Slater openly shared his reflections with me regarding the Japanese dolphin slaughter.

Angelenos Get Barreled With Kelly Slater in Tahiti, Without Flashing a Passport or Packing a Bikini

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stacie Krajchir

Don't tell anyone, but dreams do come true. I had a one-night stand Monday night with Tahiti and I didn't need to pack a bag. I dropped into the world premiere of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti.

OC Native Greg Long Wins Big Wave Surf Competition

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

HONOLULU — A one-day surfing contest that takes place only in extreme conditions was held for the first time in five years Tuesday, thanks to th...

'The Eddie': Hawaii Big-Wave Surfing (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Surfers in Hawaii gathered on Oahu's North Shore this week for "The Eddie," a competition in Waimea Bay that occurs only when waves top 20 feet. It is...

Dear Tree Huggers: Looks Like You Have Yourself a New Member in Kelly Slater

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacie Krajchir

News flash: Slater is smart. He's a political tree hugger, and deep thinker who writes music and is extremely conscious about his approach to food.