Kelly Slater: How To Backside Barrel

You wouldn’t take career advice from a vagrant, just like you wouldn’t take fashion advice from a guy with jeans and sandals on, but it definitely would be smart to take backside barrel riding advice from the man that practically invented it. Well, maybe he wasn’t the first, but Kelly Slater sure has perfected the game of heelside tubes. Here, the King breaks down the essentials of what it takes to master the art, and provides some valuable insight for the aspiring surfer who’s sick of farming it on the wave of the day.