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Kelly Slater: How It All Began

Posted February 6, 2022 by Dan Fitzpatrick

The GOAT, days from 50, won his 56th career pro event. At Pipeline, no less. Against a surfer half his age. If you, like us, are still numb from witnessing such a rare athletic achievement, maybe it makes sense to resurface the story of how it all began. It was 1990, and Kelly Slater was an unproven 18-year-old kid from Florida. He and the others who were there describe in their own words what happened next.


Live From The 2019 Pipe Masters

Posted December 14, 2019 by Dan Fitzpatrick

What a raucous finish to pro surfing’s 2019 season. Join us here for a live illustrated depiction of the Pipe Masters. (more…)

Live From The Pipe Masters

Posted December 10, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick

We were live on the North Shore of Oahu for a raucous finish to pro surfing’s 2018 season. See here for an illustrated depiction of the Pipe Masters. (more…)

Breaking The Surface: The Journey of a Beginner

Posted October 14, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick

What is it like to try surfing for the first time at age 52? Charlotte Slivka decided to find out. (more…)

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Welcome To The Wave Pool Capital Of The World

Posted April 28, 2018 by Dan Fitzpatrick

Kelly Slater’s wave pool is as much a curiosity to his new neighbors in this small California town as it is to the rest of the world.