Kelly Slater in Black and White (Again)

posted by / Photos / March 11, 2011

Photos By Steve Sherman

Before the final, Kelly came up to Taj and said, “40 minutes right?” An obvious psyche out referring to the Hurley Pro of a few years ago when Kelly beat Taj in the final minute, of a final that was added an extra five minutes due to inconsistent surf. Always plotting.

Before the final, Kelly came up to Taj and said, “40 minutes, right?” An obvious psyche out referring to the Hurley Pro of a few years ago when Kelly beat Taj in the last minute of a final that had five extra minutes added due to inconsistent surf. Always plotting.

This is the first turn of Kelly's first wave in the Semis against Tiago Pires. "We just knew it right there, he was on," said Sherm.

This is the first turn of Kelly's first wave in the semis against Tiago Pires. "We just knew it right there, he was on," said Sherm.

Kelly had said Matt Wilkonson's rodeo-almost was one of hte best things he's seen in competition. He was so inspired he tried his own holy-shit maneuver in the semis, this almost mute alley oop. Two heavy almost from the Quik Pro Gold Coast.

Kelly had said Matt Wilkinson's rodeo-almost was one of the best things he's seen in competition. He was so inspired he tried his own holy-shit maneuver in the semis, this almost mute alley oop. Two heavy almosts from the Quik Pro Gold Coast.

A very familiar pose for the man who knows how to surf better than anyone.

A very familiar pose for the man who knows how to surf better than anyone.

Just when you thought this couldn't get any more impressive....Kelly Slater, his 46th elite tour win.

Just when you thought this couldn't get any more impressive....Kelly Slater, his 46th elite tour win.

Kelly had to go wrangle Taj from the competitors area for the award ceremony. Wonder why.

Kelly had to go wrangle Taj from the competitors' area for the award ceremony. Wonder why.

Kelly holding up his new Semi-Pro. According to CI's Travis Lee Kelly was planning to ride his yellowed board from Puerto Rico but Travis got him to go for this new version. It got rave reviews.

Kelly holding up his new Semi-Pro. According to CI's Travis Lee, Kelly was planning to ride his yellowed board from Puerto Rico but Travis got him to go for this new version. It got rave reviews.

Poor Taj. Kelly hosting a trophy on the podium with Taj, again.

Poor Taj. Kelly hoisting a trophy on the podium with Taj, again.

Taj kept yelling "You're killing it Sherm!" which of course he was. Pottz, Kelly, Taj and Tom Carrol.

Taj kept yelling, "You're killing it Sherm!" which of course he was. Pottz, Kelly, Taj and Tom Carroll.

Kelly and Taj go through waves from the heat and why they couldn't get over a 5 for so long.

Kelly and Taj go through waves from the heat and why they couldn't get over a 5 for so long.

Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater.

Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater.

Sherm said this is the first time he's seen Kelly during his pre-heat breathing. "He basically stacks his lungs with oxygen for 2 minutes before the heat." Take notes kids.

Sherm said this is the first time he's seen Kelly during his pre-heat breathing. "He basically stacks his lungs with oxygen for two minutes before the heat." Take notes, kids.

Quiksilver hosted the after party dinner with Kelly.

Quiksilver hosted the after party dinner with Kelly.

On their way to Neverland nightclub, The guy on the right, a local cop named Pelican gives Kelly the royal treatment.

On their way to Neverland nightclub, the guy on the right, a local cop named Pelican, gives Kelly the royal treatment.

Makua Rothman, Koby Abberton and Kelly Slater.

Makua Rothman, Koby Abberton and Kelly Slater.

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6 Responses to “Kelly Slater in Black and White (Again)”

  1. [...] most recent photos of Kelly Slater from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast in a gallery titled Kelly Slater in Black And White Again. In this case blank and white really does capture the [...]

  2. Ted says:

    Epic as always. Sherm’s a ledgend.

  3. bromista says:

    ledgend? really? cmon now guys

  4. YaMon says:

    Ke11y?

  5. dude says:

    Jeez Sherm, give the boys some space.

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