ON KELLY SLATER:
How many world titles has he won? What is it now…23? (Laughs) I am younger than Kelly, I am just 41 and he’s what…43? But Kelly continues to boggle my mind. That he is… …maybe…well…that he is so passionate. He is very passionate about, you know…competition and being competitive…And he always has been. From the get go. I am sure you are well aware of it…I hope we all are by now. (Big smiles). And it wasn’t just his sur ng… you ask anyone and it was like… Hey, how many laps can you swim in the hotel pool underwater? Kelly would go until he passed out or won, in that order. You know? Ping pong was war. It was on! Enter the competition element with Kelly and it was like seeing a different human. And I like… have… I see… I mean… I understand because I once had a little of that in me as well. You have to, to be a competitive surfer. He just has it on a different plane of existence. His is on a DNA level. I think he has proven that to the world, like…11 times now.