"If you don't hero, don't start..."
Kelly Slater’s place in our surfing pantheon is beyond dispute. He is an 11x world champion, Eddie winner, multiple-time Pipeline Master, Pro Pipeline, Surfer Poll’s most decorated and that, there, is just off the very top of my head. An icon without shade, unless he is throwing, and, thus, when he speaks we listen.
And speak, hours ago, metaphorically, he did. Slater took to his favorite platform and wrote, “The number of people in over their heads at places all around the world trying to get their hero shot is beyond dangerous. And the awareness level is even lower than the surfing level.”
Being blocked, I neither have access to context nor conversation but I think the sentiment stands alone, no?
The question, do you agree with the world’s greatest surf ambassador or do you think he is being… what’s the word… hypocritical?
Do as I say not as I do etc.
Have you, yourself, every tried to get your “hero shot” only to become greatly embarrassed and/or deadly? I once attempted to get barreled at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch, I suppose, only to have my arm violently ripped from its socket but was very aware of my poor performance and don’t consider sliding into a small-ish tube overly dangerous.
To each his own?
That, unfortunately, is very much what Slater appears to be against.
Thankfully our shared hero is above reproach.
More as the story develops.