Ten is perfect.


Any conversation about Kelly Slater begins with the number 10. As in, 10 Association of Surfing Professionals World Championships, the last of which he earned in November. Chop his career in half, and he’d still be both the winningest and second-winningest pro surfer in history. At age 20, he was the youngest world champion ever; at 39, he’s the oldest. In other words, there’s no point in comparing Slater with those in his own profession. By 2009, when Surfer magazine named him the greatest surfer of all time, it had already become a parlor game to measure his career stats against athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. But he is different. Seguir leyendo “Ten is perfect.”