Slater Embaraks On Letting Go Tour
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 June, 2006 : - - World surfing champion Kelly Slater is about to embark on a tour of the USA East Coast to promote Quiksilver's highly acclaimed new DVD, Letting Go. Letting Go is a one-hour documentary that traces Slater's unprecedented seventh world title victory on the 2005 ASP World Championship Tour.
"Undoubtedly one of the greatest stories surfing has ever seen," according to Surfer magazine on Letting Go's portrayal of Slater's epic 2005 campaign. Surfing magazine says: "Even though you know the outcome, (Letting Go) still gives you a 'I can't wait to see what happens next' feeling."
Slater said today: "I'm looking forward to getting to the East Coast and seeing everyone. It's been six years since I've done a tour." As for Letting Go, which paints a refreshingly honest portrait of the man acclaimed to be the greatest surfer ever, Slater says: "I have had great feedback on the film and I'm sure I'll be sick of it come the end of the tour but I hope everyone enjoys it and has a good time.
"I don't expect waves on the way but you never know. It should be flat and hot so maybe we'll golf a lot. I can't actually surf yet due to injury anyhow so that works out just right for me."
In April, Slater tore cartilage between his ribs during the Bells Beach, Australia, world tour event and did further injury during the Tahiti event early last month, forcing his withdrawal from the Fiji WCT in late May, though he is still leading this year's world title ratings after winning the first two events.
The Letting Go documentary will also screen during numerous international film festivals, including the Maui Film Festival, in Hawaii, and the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis, USA, this month.
Letting Go also attracted huge crowds at its European launch at the recent Cannes Film Festival in France.
The USA East Coast tour starts in New York City on Monday 12 June and finishes in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 17 June. Letting Go will also play on 18 June in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
To buy tickets, go to: www.quiksilver.com/lettinggotour
To buy the DVD (online in the USA only), click on: www.quiksilver.com/buylettinggo
or go to your local Quiksilver retailer.
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