Kelly Slater // 1990 Body Glove Surfbout // 8:45

posted by / Video / September 22, 2011

Twenty-one years later, surprisingly little has changed. Lowers is the same. The winner is the same. And the announcing hasn’t evolved much either. See you in 2032.

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  • Honey Badger

    “Nice floating drop to the bottom….” WTF??

  • e-man

    this is the year that Oweb wright was born. hahaha

  • Wyatt

    It’s true. Very little has changed. PT is still among the most annoying men of the last 500 years.

  • Leo

    swivel hips

  • deaf in 3 nostrils

    what about the new york times and chas smith?

  • Chill

    Can you say roundhouse wraparound? PT could… a lot. This video also shows the explosion in the popularity of surfing since then. There were only like a hundred people on the beach watching and no mob crowd waiting in the wings as soon as the final horn blew. Ahh, the good ole’ days.

  • Chancho

    i always just figured slater was born without the ability to grow hair as punishment for being sucha shredder.

  • Jeff

    The announcers used to sound like Used Car Sales men. So much more exciting. I’m gonna go buy a car right now actually…

  • dgb

    The most exciting final I’ve seen all year – not just sitting around hoping to pull off an air and get a ten.

  • bcs

    How about a little love for the guys who posted the video –

  • Exit 98

    Kuhn killing it!

  • JayC

    And 11 later….insane

  • Justin Cider

    Swivel hips! Ha ha haaa. Someone read my mind. Llamas with Fletcher’s stinkbug stance. In the 80’s everyone was doing the Twist. Thank God Slater changed that. Browny was ripping too.