Kelly Slater in GQ

10-time world champ chosen as one of the 25 coolest athletes of all time

Kelly Slater, 10-time world champion and ambassador of cool.

Surfing has always been incredibly “cool” through the lens of the mainstream, and it looks like Kelly Slater has just been elected as the surfing world’s ambassador of coolness. GQ Magazine has recently released a teaser gallery for their feature, “The 25 Coolest Athletes of all Time,” one being the 10-time world champion. Slater joins the esteemed company of the greatest sports stars of past and present, including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Joe Namath, and Arnold Palmer, to name a few. The new issue will have nine different covers, one featuring Kelly Slater.