Kelly Slater (OT)


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Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Slater rules. He crushed it at Pipe.

Trad climber
Central Coast
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2013 - 12:46am PT
Gunkie... way to call it!
If you lose the world title, at least win the event! That's gotta help!

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Dec 15, 2013 - 01:09am PT
Kelly = imaginary boyfriend #2


Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Dec 15, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Pretty damn amazing that he is still charging this hard after 20+ years. Very, very few people manage to stay on top that long.

As for talent pool, it's not that small. I'd bet there are more surfers in Southern CA then there are climbers in the entire world.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Dec 15, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Yeah, the notion that the population of surfers is really small is an oblivious one. And I should note that next year some of the contests are going "general population" in their approach for the first time. Their numbers are showing it will work and viewership as well is apparently huge.

Source: International Surfing Association, Boardtrac, All About Surfboards, Ezine Articles
Date Verified: 4.5.2012
Surfing Statistics

Estimate population of American surfers (surf at least once a year) 1,736,000
Estimate number of surfers worldwide 23 million
Longest amount of time spent surfing one wave 37 minutes
Average weight of the original design for a surfboard 100 pounds
Most money made by a surfer in a single year Kelly Slater, 2009 $3 million
Height of the biggest wave ever recorded 1740 ft.
Record number of people surfing tandem on a single board 47
Record number of people to surf the same wave simultaneously 103
Average cost for a bar of surf wax $1.50
Surfing Industry Revenue Statistics
Surfing industry revenue in 2010 $6.24 billion
Surfing industry revenue in 2008 $7.22 billion
Hard good sales in 2010 (surfboards, skateboards, and accessories) $1.46 billion
Wetsuit sales in 2010 $110.4 million
Footwear sales in 2010 $1.5 billion
Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) sales in 2010 $14.5 million

Boulder climber
Feb 6, 2014 - 11:27pm PT

Social climber
Feb 7, 2014 - 01:01am PT
Right on Kelly!

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Feb 7, 2014 - 01:28am PT
The dude is playing golf at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am this week!

Social climber
Feb 7, 2014 - 02:32am PT
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