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What Did These Action Sports Legends Look Like As Kids?

Kelly Slater, Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White - they were all child prodigies once...

Photos: surfcollectivenyc.com/Servais

He’s arguably the best surfer that ever lived, so it won’t come as a shock to hear that Kelly Slater started surfing at the age of 5. He doesn’t look too much older than that here!

There’s a tonne of amazing old-skool footage of Slater’s early days out there – from his nine Baywatch appearances to being voted one of People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1991.

Interesting fact of the day: he’s both the youngest and the oldest world champion in ASP history – he won his first world title aged 20 in 1992 and his latest aged 39 in 2011!

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