Slater Talks A.I.

A candid Slater talks about his rivalry with Andy Irons

Last week Slater told USA Today that he was not the most interesting man in sports. This week he sits down with Vice Sports to talk about, among other things, his Baywatch experience (mainstream interviewers seem to love asking about Baywatch) and his competitive relationship with Andy Irons. He also touches a tiny little bit on the Slater-Hater ethos of the ’90s, when it was cool to talk shit about Slater and to root against him because he won all the time. Now people root for Slater specifically because he wins all the time. Surf fans are weird. Anyway, it’s a nice little interview.