has been a title 'Kelly Slater". Today in Puerto Rico
Kelly accomplished a feat unrivaled in all of sport. He
won a 10th World Title. No athlete in any other
sport has accomplished anything even close. Who has
dominated their sport for 2 decades? Who in any sport
can claim 10 World Titles and 45 first place tour victories?
The man from Florida has won victories in small waves and
in giant waves. He's won at beach breaks, reef breaks and point
breaks. This year he beat professionals who weren't even born
when he won his first title. His accomplishments are astounding.
His ability to, not only, win but to adapt to changing styles and
judging criteria is nothing short of staggering and inspiring. Adapting
to the changes in our world and in our lives is a trait we all need to
As awe inspiring and magnificent as his accomplishment is it is
also ironic that, as I write, not a single main stream sports or news
outlet has even made mention of Slater or his accomplishment.
Odd isn't it?
There are many many lessons today's victory has for those who
look for them. Commitment, drive, the ability to adapt, and the passion
to do something you love can help us all excel as we surf the waves of
life. Congrats to one of the greatest athletes ever in all of sport.