November 2nd, 2011, on the anniversary of legendary Andy Irons, Kelly Slater has won his 11th world title and firmly placed himself in the surfing history books. He is been surfing and staying fit for surfing competition by focusing and training for surfing (mentally, physically, emotionally, nutritionally,) for the best part of the last 20 years of his life. In my humble opinion he deserves this incredible victory.
When it comes to a surfers workout, or training for surfing Kelly Slater has the best surfing exercise program in the world – he surfs the best waves around the globe – all the time. He probably does include recovery work etc, but we all know the best surfing fitness stems from catching loads of waves and paddling in the line-up. As an athlete he has incredible skills, yet always remember, skill set will only take you so far… Kelly for sure… has continued to develop his skills and talents throughout out his career.
Check out the video and ask yourself how strong, fit and flexible is this man? How can he endure endless world tours, stressful competition, fierce athletic competitors and still after 20 years remain in poll position?
CONGRATULATIONS KELLY SLATER.
In my eyes Kelly Slater is one of the worlds greatest athletes to have graced the globe.
We can all learn from KE11Y SLATER. Training for surfing (mindset, focus, constant improvement, nutrition) has been a big part of his game plan and I believe he leads the way when it comes to professional surfing fitness and performance. He is also has led from the front as a professional surfing athlete demonstrating that to remain at the top of one’s game for any length of time one must live, train and think like other professional athletes.
If only more surfers would understand the benefits or living healthily and training for surfing like he does by looking after their minds and bodies. Those that do, I am sure will be better both in and out of the water long-term. For today however, this is a historic occasion and Kelly Slater remains at the top of the surfing world and always will be.
Legend. Huge Congratulations.
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