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Kelly Slater Archive

Saturday

18

July 2015

3

COMMENTS

Outerknown and Beyond

Written by , Posted in Environmental Justice, Social Justice

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Shockwaves rolled through surfy social media Wednesday, July 15th as Kelly Slater launched the first line in his journey to transparency: Outerknown. For those who have been reading KS’ interviews since leaving Quiksilver and paying attention to the Kering Group’s 4 year shift to achieve industry transforming sustainability standards, while also keeping a finger on […]

Tuesday

8

April 2014

5

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Monsanto vs. Surf Activists

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Surf Activists vs. Monsanto

At the end of March, Monsanto was taken to task by Kelly Slater (who recently left his longtime sponsor, and Monsanto-linked, Quiksilver), Cyrus Sutton and Kyle Thiermann on the company’s newly created Instagram account. In this conversation, Kelly Slater brings up GM cotton: “I will say that certain cottons, for instance, are proven to need […]

Tuesday

1

April 2014

6

COMMENTS

Wednesday

19

March 2014

9

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And what of the current state of women’s pro surfing?

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Feminism, History, Surfing

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“It’s time to take women’s competitive surfing to the next level.” These words have been echoing through the halls of women’s surfing since pro surfing began in earnest in 1976. Then, only 20% of the total prize purse for competitions was allocated to female competitive surfers. With the exponential growth in participation and interest in […]

Tuesday

28

May 2013

13

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Thursday

18

October 2012

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Welcome to the Aquatorium! (a future of surfing)

Written by , Posted in Surfing, Writing

The works of Goni Montes

Z(er)OSea The Old Man didn’t particularly care to join the frenzied masses that crowded the Aquatoriums to view potential Olympic heroes of surfing as they contended for coveted spots on the Olympic team, but his grandson was positively glowing since he had won the URMovies-Z(er)OSea-sQuik Design Rally. His grandson had been chosen as the American […]

Friday

10

August 2012

7

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Surfing’s Culture of Silence

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Environmental Justice, Gay, History, Surfing

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“Platforms are judged by the value generated by their ecosystem, not by the value the platforms directly capture.” -Dalton Caldwell (Please be advised, this post contains explicit language from Twitter feeds.) The language of surfing has long been dominated by the motion and gestures of the body. The narratives we construct, the legends, the mythologies, […]