Rumors of Retirement
According to Slater, rumors that the eight-time world champ has thrown in the towel are false. Speculation surrounding Slater's retirement began circulating in the wake of his loss to Dean Morrison during the Rip Curl Pro Search event in Chile. When asked directly by SURFER if the rumors were true, Slater replied, "Retired…no, not yet."
Heading back to Florida, grinding early bird specials, and spending afternoons at the Bingo hall will have to wait for now; it seems Kelly’s golden years are still a ways away. Stay tuned to Surfermag.com for further developments, and tell us what you think by voting in our online poll.