New Zealand Surfing - - Between Sets -


Many of these pub­lic fig­ures may have in­spired you or sim­ply made you think “Damn I wish I was that cool, or that good look­ing”. Many of us as ki­wis get to see close to home le­gends like the All Blacks at the lo­cal su­per­mar­ket, some smile and gig­gle, oth­ers may stare in awe, and then the shame­less usu­ally come out with a “Hey cuz, you are da man! Can i get a photo with you?”, be­fore fram­ing up their hero on their phone with the frozen veg­gies as a back­drop. Sport­ing stars are not the only heroes. So if you have had a brush with fame and have ev­i­dence to prove it, then show us your wares and a quick ex­pla­na­tion of the mo­ment and why it meant so much to you. You could WIN this prize pack from the fa­mous crew at ELEC­TRIC EYE­WEAR. This is­sue young grom­met KEHU BUT­LER, a leg­end in the mak­ing, got to meet and be awestruck by his hero, the King Kelly Slater. He shares his stoke with us. “It was at D-bah for the Occy Grom Comp prize giv­ing. Joel Parko and Kelly Slater had turned up at the prize giv­ing. Then Joel Parko handed out the prizes as Kelly walked out like a ghost go­ing to­wards the carpark un­til my dad said, “Hey Kelly can my son have a photo with you”. Then Kelly said “Sure”. As my dad took the photo it felt like a wave of ex­cite­ment rushed over me. I couldn’t be­lieve it was the 11x World Cham­pion, nei­ther did my dad, as he was tak­ing the photo he couldn’t keep the cam­era still. As he left I was like, “OMG I had a photo with Kelly Slater, no way!” Then me and my dad went, “No way! We can go home and say yep we met Kelly Slater”.

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