Say it aint so! 11 time world champion surfer and all round surfing demigod Kelly Slater has taken to Instragram today to announce his shock retirement from pro surfing, effective as soon as the Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro is completed in a few weeks.
Kelly has spoken of his many memories of his tour life, and that the ‘big decisions in life don’t come easy’ as he made the announcement.
Rumours are already circulating that the shithouse conditions for these first two events in the 2015 WSL calendar may be partially to blame for his abrupt decision.
Will this be the last event Kelly surfs in? He seems to think so! Is it true? Kelly is renowned for his pranks and we’ll leave it at that …