Kelly Slater has announced he is retiring. Kind of.
In an Instagram post that was as cryptic and subtle as a late night chat between a bored footballer and an employee of Babe Station, Slater insisted that “So next year I’m gonna get my shit (and my body) together for real and see if I can make a last run at a title.”
So, err, that’s that then. It looks like the 11 time world champion is having one final crack at adding a 12th crown to his already incredible collection. One last stab at being carried up the beach by some chaps in t-shirts and board shorts, and having small bottles of beer emptied over him because beer is so much cooler than champagne.