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Kelly commits, sort of, to title pursuit for 2017 WSL Tour

Kelly Slater © Peter Joli Wilson





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11-time world champ Kelly Slater has stated on Instagram he will pursue another world title

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 31 October, 2016 - On a recent Instagram post 11-time world champ Kelly Slater has stated he will get his shit together and pursue another world title.

The Floridian has doggedly chased an elusive 12th world title, coming up just short in recent years. But this year seeing John John Florence win the coveted WSL World Title has ignited something in Kelly.

“Hugely inspired by the young guys on tour these past few months and what John John Florence has accomplished this year,” Slater said on his post. “So next year I'm gonna get my shit (and my body) together for real and see if I can make a last run at a title.”

How serious is Kelly about this upcoming year? As with many things regarding the inner workings of Mr Slater’s brain, we’re unsure. The aforementioned could be a warning shot to the world and the young pups on tour or it could be another of his off-the-cuff-between-surfs social media rantings.

The post changed directions quickly and finished with Kelly saying what he’d like to have done with his body once he dies. The champ used a handful of scenarios which included having his body freeze dried and used as plant food to feed a Koa and Monkeypod trees and/or using the carbon from his ashes to make a diamond for his family. 

One thing for certain, we’ll find out in 2017 just how serious Kelly is about title number 12.

Team News, Kelly Slater, 11-time world champ, 12th world title, Floridian, WSL, Championship Tour
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