4/3/11

Kelly Slater in Black and White (1991)


Facts are facts: 10 world titles and 46 WTC wins. Ladies and Gentleman: Kelly Slater. Not only arguably the best competition surfer of all time but also the only one that made the breakthrough into american mainstream culture, achieving something like a rock star celebrity status. However, Kelly´s success didn´t came out of the blue. Kelly allied from the beginning of his career talent and consistency in his performances taking many of them to absolute perfection.

In the early nineties, when "Kelly Slater in Black and White" was being filmed, his career was already booming: world champion at the tender age of twenty. All the traits of his surf style were already there. You see a young Slater (with lots of hair back then) clean-cutting Lowers´s waves like no other.

The final result is nothing special. The film is basically a collection of surf clips and interviews that in some cases are quite dull. The music is mostly made by Seattle bands from the nineties, such as Mother Love Bone and others. In short, the very importance of this movie is as an historical document that shows of the dawn of a legend in surfing. Just that makes it a solid recommendation for everyone who enjoys to watch surf history as it happened.

Next watch a video where Kelly talks about the movie.

27 comments:

  1. I've never followed surfing and even I've heard of Kelly Slater. Not sure why though.

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  2. Nice one man - Gonna be checking this out for sure :)

    Guy shreds like crazy...

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  3. Saca is almost better than Slater. :q

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  4. He is overhyped, but you can't deny he is good. Like Tony Hawk, they get to where they are for a reason.

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  5. Looks like an awesome movie!

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  6. Yeah, I agree with that guy up there ^
    I don't follow surfing all that much (not enough to know names) but I have heard of Kelly Slater. Wicked video.

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  7. Easy the best in my view! <3 Much love I forgot all about kelly xD

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  8. love slater he is an amazing athlete

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  9. Slater is one of my favourites. Real crazy video!

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  10. i like your blog. keep up the good work

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  11. Never knew so many movies has surfing in them.

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  12. ive actually seen this one. its ok

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  13. oh i know this one, its a good movie, might watch again cause i forgot a lot of parts

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  14. are there surfers who are not sponsored by Quiksilver or Billabong?

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  15. I have only tryed surfing once and I failed horably

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