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Despite Pressure to Perform, Kelly Slater Tries to Bring the Fun Back into Surfing

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There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being the greatest surfer of all time. For Kelly Slater, the stress of performing well in competition can take away from the joys of the sport that he fell in love with decades ago. In episode six of Kelly Slater: Lost Tapes, “Seize the Bay,” Slater focuses on the fun of surfing—something that proves easier said than done when he’s hit with a back injury and faces tough competition in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.

Kelly Slater: Lost Tapes, from Outerknown and World Surf League, is a film series that gives fans an intimate look at Slater’s personal life, training regimen, and competition highs and lows during the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour.