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Slater surf-ives ahead of the curve

  • COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE

    Of his inland wave pool, Slater said, “For the couple hundred who have (surfed it), the happines meter is off the charts.” In photo, Slater prepared to hit the water for his heat Tuesday at Haleiwa’s Alii Beach Park.

  • COURTESY WORLD SURF LEAGUE

    Kelly Slater, above, won his third-round heat at the Hawaiian Pro on Tuesday. Below, Slater prepared to hit the water for that heat at Haleiwa’s Alii Beach Park. About his inland California wave pool that opened in 2015, Slater said, “For the couple hundred who have (surfed it), the happiness meter is off the charts.”

In the surfing world, the names don’t get any bigger than Kelly Slater, and just like the mountainous waves that arrive on Oahu’s North Shore every winter, so too does Slater. Read more

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