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Topic Title: Kelly Slater retirement comments.
Topic Summary: Is he done? Or, continue on? Probably the last year?
Created On: 02/07/2022 06:53 AM
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 02/07/2022 06:53 AM
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Central Floridave

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"It would be interesting if that happened in the same week," Slater told the Associated Press of possibly retiring. "We'll see how that goes. I'm contemplating whether I stop now or really go full bore this whole year, which would be, in my eyes, really for the fans and saying goodbye to everybody after all the years of support they've given me."
 02/08/2022 10:39 AM
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puinsai

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I think he will go the year...hopefully! I personally would like to see him surf G Land in comp
 02/08/2022 02:54 PM
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JOESTRUMMER

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Next events waiting period starts Saturday . Sunset Beach and Jimmy Slade ? , back to back wins would be insane !

Edited: 02/08/2022 at 02:59 PM by JOESTRUMMER
 02/11/2022 10:11 AM
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SurferSince1965

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Slater is in heat 3 for Sunset, might run tomorrow off for today.

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 02/11/2022 02:41 PM
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JOESTRUMMER

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FOR SALE ONE 50 YEAR OLD GOAT , ANY TAKERS ? ****** **** This Particulate GOAT is apparently not going to sit on his Haunches .

Edited: 02/11/2022 at 06:38 PM by JOESTRUMMER
 02/13/2022 01:07 AM
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Greensleeves

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No way he would stop after getting the points for a first of the season contest win. Hopefully he will kill it at sunset.

As an aside, stoked the tour isn't starting with three contests in Oz like it was.
 02/13/2022 04:51 AM
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surfysurfy

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He is quoted saying "ill be at every event this year" so no early exit. Does suck that he could win Pipe, Chopes, Gland... but regardless has to go to trestles and try to win against all the young bucks.
 02/13/2022 07:27 AM
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equipeola

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Originally posted by: surfysurfy He is quoted saying "ill be at every event this year" so no early exit. Does suck that he could win Pipe, Chopes, Gland... but regardless has to go to trestles and try to win against all the young bucks.
Ya, agree- they should end it back at Pipe waiting on another combo pulse with Backdoor involved.

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 03/01/2023 10:09 AM
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Central Floridave

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Surfing great Kelly Slater to retire after Paris Olympics in 2024
 03/01/2023 10:13 AM
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Central Floridave

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The surfing competition at the Paris Olympics will be held in Tahiti, at the famed Teahupo'o break. Slater has won the World Surf League stop in Tahiti on five occasions, as part of his record-breaking 56 career championship tour victories. If he qualifies to represent the United States next year, he will be among the favourites at the heavy barrelling wave.

"I'm really hoping to qualify for it, but I need to get my butt into gear," he said. "The qualification process is going to be tough, but if I can get into the Olympics, the location the event is at in Tahiti - that wave really suits my strengths. So if I can get there I think I have a really good chance of a medal, but I think the harder part is going to be getting there, to be honest."
 03/03/2023 01:31 PM
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 03/05/2023 06:16 AM
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Cole

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If he is having fun and cruising, why quit? If each loss throws him into a pit of despair, then that is a different story. Surfing is a sport for the young. I was decent at one time, and now I struggle to stand up. I went from zooming around, to failing at the most basic requirement; getting to my feet.


GOATS are a different animal. Look at Tom Brady. I'm not sure us normals can even remotely understand what drives these rare people.



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Edited: 03/05/2023 at 06:17 AM by Cole
 03/06/2023 05:04 PM
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StirfryMcflurry

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that sucks and sounds pretty pathetic cole. can we start a gofundyou and maybe get you one of them electric sled/bodyboards
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