Talk about dominating the sport of surfing. This guy is an 8 time world champion and by the looks of it, He is on his way of capturing his 9th world title after winning the Billabong Pro JBay in South Africa. He has won 4 out of 5 events so far with 6 WCT events remaining. Winning a world title now a days is so difficult. There are a few great surfers who have never won a world title let alone 9..! My favorite surfer, Andy Irons, has won 3 titles and is one of the most respected and well known surfers in the world but is still dwarfed in terms of world titles by the Michael Jordan of surfing, Kelly Slater.

At this point, I don't really think anyone can stop him from claiming his 9th world title. Joel Parkinson from Australia, is in distant second in the current standings while Bede Durbidge also from Australia is in third.

4 comments:

hi! thanks for linking me up. I've already added you to my blogroll...

btw, can u please change my blog name to Deranged Insanity?

thanks!

July 19, 2008 at 2:17 AM  

I ♥ Christian Slater. I remember watching him as a guest on the Mickey Mouse Club when he was probably 16 and I fell in love. I kept up with him after that even though I'm not a surfer. (unfortunately)
When I met my SoCal surfer hubby years later I think I won his heart by knowing all about Kelly Slater. :)

August 16, 2008 at 8:50 AM  

Tori, you mean kelly slater right? not christian slater..=) oh yeah..? good for you...I guess that was your path to his heart..knowing something about what he loves to do..

August 16, 2008 at 8:56 AM  

TOTALLY meant Kelly Slater. I was watching tv at the same time and a commercial for Christian Slater's new show came on. Typed what I saw... I'm a spaz!! :P
I've actually posted about Kelly Slater on my blog as well- comparing him to my husband.
September Sessions is a fave in our home.

August 16, 2008 at 9:19 AM  

Newer Post Older Post Home