WHY KELLY SLATER WENT VEGAN

WHY KELLY SLATER WENT VEGAN

The King Of Surfing Goes Vegan “Kelly Slater”

 

Kelly Slater the 11-time world champ of surfing has always been known for eating pretty healthy, and if you watch any interview with him talking about food by god he knows a lot about health and nutrition. But more recently on Kelly’s social media channels, he has been talking about his adoption of a vegan (plant-based diet) in the videos the 11-time world champion said: “I haven’t had milk for probably 20 years now.”  And for good reason for those of you that follow Kelly he talks out about the ethical problems with drinking milk and eating other dairy products and has always been opposed to eating most animal products and prefers getting his protein from things like chia and plants.

What was the real reason Kelly slater went vegan why now and why at this point in his surfing career. Well Kelly touches on a few points that are critical to his change in his diet as well as him looking to stay at a very high-level kelly is also trying to fight off injuries as well as old age and sticking to a plant-based diet is one way he’s upped his game. Kelly is well known for his surfing performance but out of the water has a fierce ambassador for environmental change and reducing greenhouse gases and all in all trying to help the planet.
  • Eco Warrior

Helping to reduce carbon footprint -through reducing his meat consumption and the production of meat is the easiest way any of us can help reduce co2 production more than any other action.
  • Healthier

Kelly being super into his nutrition from a young age has developed a nutrition knowledge to envy the top nutritional scientists. since his farther death from cancer, Kelly has made a conscious choice about food and what he puts into his body, eating a more plant-based lifestyle over the last 15-20 years with the rare occasion for meat or dairy. science show a whole load of health benefits of going vegan here is just some of those benefits
  • 1. Reduced saturated fats.

  • 2. Carbohydrates.

  • 3. Way More Fiber.

  • 4. More Magnesium.

  • 5. More Potassium

  • 6. More Folate Vitamin B

  • 7. Higher Antioxidants.

  • 8. More Vitamin C

  • 9. More Vitamin E

  • 10. Get You Phytochemicals

  • 11. Plant Protein.

  • Disease Prevention

  • 12. Decreased Cardiovascular disease.

  • 13. Lower Your Cholesterol.

  • 14. Lower your Blood pressure.

  • 15. Minimise your risk of Type 2 diabetes.

  • 16. Prevent Prostate cancer.

  • 17. Reduce the risk of Colon cancer.

  • 18. Reduce the risk of Breast cancer.

  • 19. Slow Down Macular degeneration.

  • 20. Reduce the risk of Cataracts.

  • 21. Stop Arthritis.

  • 22. Prevent Osteoporosis.

  • Physical Benefits

  • 23. Lower Body Mass Index.

  • 24. Lose The Weights.

  • 25. More Energy.

  • 26. Healthier skin.

  • 27. Live a longer life.

  • 28. Improved Body odour.

  • 29. Less Bad breath.

  • 30. Healthier Hair.

  • 31. Stronger Nails.

  • 32. PMS Become less intense.

  • 33. Less frequent/ intense Migraines.

  • 34. Fewer Allergies.

If all of those aren’t good enough to at least give the plant-based diet a go then I don’t know what is
  • Environment

as a pro surfer on tour for over 20 years, Kelly has seen his fair share of oceans and the pollution caused by humans that end up there. All of our waste usually end up in the ocean and making that connection with what you eat and consume and how it affects the environment around you is incredibly eye-opening. Kelly defiantly trying to limit his impact on this earth by taking meat off the table. Take a look at a few other pro athletes who extending their careers and thriving at the top of their sport on a vegan diet  
  • Improved Surfing Performance

Kelly heading in the later part of his career isn’t just phasing out he’s still trying to go for world titles. with his last year on tour, looming keeping his body in good condition is a top priority to keep his energy levels high and injury risk low. A vegan diet can help reduce chronic inflammation as well as stabilise blood sugar levels. A plant-based diet can also give you a really steady supply of energy and help keep the PH of your body at a lower level. younger guys had fallen off tour with injuries and just lost there way and with Kelly looking to make his final year that elusive 12 world title we can only hope that the plant-based diet gives him the superhuman strength to compete at the highest level.  

Whatever your thoughts of kelly slater turning vegan if an 11-time world surfing champion and someone as smart as Kelly himself see potential benefits especially in a competitive surf arena then what it can do for the average jo could be incredible. let us know if you think you would go vegan to improve your surfing.

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Is Kelly Slater The Best Surfer At Pipeline ?

Is Kelly Slater The Best Surfer At Pipeline ?

Kelly Slater is no stranger to one of the worlds most famous waves. Pipeline the pinnacle of  Hawaii north shore  and the ultimate proving ground for any surfer this isn’t your regular beach break of France or the UK this is the real deal. Pipeline is know as the Ultimate wave on the north shore because of it intense tube rides and is shallow bottom, all whilst being so close to shore you can taste the sand. its got deadly rip currents, hard reef with plenty of holes and caves to get stuck in on wipe out, not to mention its one of the more hollow waves on the planet, its no wounder then that pipeline is the hub of action every winter with the final contest of the WSW ( world surf league )being held at pipe every December and the Volcome pipe pro in January. Its no wounder that careers can me made and end here. Surfing this waves come with consequences a lot of great pro surfers have died at the famous waves or had near death drowning experiences. Its a wave that’s so demanding that getting the perfect shoot of clip hear can make or break you. Just look at the careers of legendary locals that become pipe specialist and boosted a pro surf career form surfing one wave. With so many pro surfing pipeline incredibly well over the years i might be difficultly to say who’s the best at surfing one of the gnarliest wave son the planet.

Well we think there is one true stand out and it may come as no surprise to you that we think Kelly Slater is the best to ever to surf pipe now sure i know what your saying surfers like Andy irons , john john Florence and Jamie O’Brien are defiantly some of the best but if there has to be one best, our pick is Kelly and here’s why

5 Reasons Why We Think Kelly Slater Is The Best Surfer At Pipeline 

(1) Experience

Its no secret that Kelly Slater is getting older hes no longer the Baywatch 18 year old he used to be but with age come the all important wisdom that’s needed to surfing a place like pipeline now Kelly hold many pipeline records he has one the pipeline masters more than any other surfer  he first one it in 1992  and has been the most consistent surfer in the vent winning it 7 times with the last being in 2013  hes also the oldest Pipe Master  ever to win at age 41.

Now being an incredible all-round athlete and having incredible desire to win might help you be the greatest surfer of all time with a casual 11 World Champion titles to his name  Kelly Slater’s record is undeniable and after surfing pipeline for over 20 plus years every winter, You can safely say his experience of the spot is like none other on the tour and we have seen just what Kelly can do when his back is up against the wall. Although the champ is on the other side of 40 with a long list of injury’s as well as physically double the age of some of the competitors on tour you have to wonder how long he can keep doing this. but thinking Kelly is out would be like keeping Michael Jordan out of your all time fantasy basketball team.

(1) Experience

Its no secret that Kelly Slater is getting older hes no longer the Baywatch 18 year old he used to be but with age come the all important wisdom that’s needed to surfing a place like pipeline now Kelly hold many pipeline records he has one the pipeline masters more than any other surfer  he first one it in 1992  and has been the most consistent surfer in the vent winning it 7 times with the last being in 2013  hes also the oldest Pipe Master  ever to win at age 41.

Now being an incredible all-round athlete and having incredible desire to win might help you be the greatest surfer of all time with a casual 11 World Champion titles to his name  Kelly Slater’s record is undeniable and after surfing pipeline for over 20 plus years every winter, You can safely say his experience of the spot is like none other on the tour and we have seen just what Kelly can do when his back is up against the wall. Although the champ is on the other side of 40 with a long list of injury’s as well as physically double the age of some of the competitors on tour you have to wonder how long he can keep doing this. but thinking Kelly is out would be like keeping Michael Jordan out of your all time fantasy basketball team.

(2) Consistency 

Kelly Slater is probably the most consistent surfer on the planet he just loves to surf but his greatest strength is his consistency with all the smaller details Kelly’s not just catching fluke waves or the boom sets that come through. Hes consistently there every winter on all the good days hes even got wave of the winter in 2014 and wone more peiple line events than any other surfer let alone be the top 2 in a pipeline event for the best part of 20+ years.

(3) Performance 

There is no argument that Kelly Slater isn’t a good surfer, he has taken on the worlds best at pipeline and won many times beating surfers like Andy irons Jamie O’Brien and john Florence in an epic final at pipe in firing waves,  not to mention this hes an 11 time world surfing champion won more events that anyone in history and won the pipe masters 7 times. Kelly has won against almost every other great or good surfer at pipeline because of his performance in the tube aswell as wave knowledge, hes just incredible on a surfboard coming out of waves that would don’t think its possible. Even at 46 yeas young he competed at the 2018 pipe masters and Kelly fell off his board in the barrel and some how managed to get back on his board and come out the tube if this isn’t a true sing of the best pipeline surfer ever i don’t know who is.

(4) Knowledge 

Surfing pipeline isn’t just something your average Jo walks up on the beach and paddles out and drops in first wave, the locals might not be to happy with you. its a whole new experience for surfers with some times 40-70 surfers in the water, you could say the line up is pretty crowded. Pipeline has its own pecking order and strictly enforced with localisum. Kelly Slater has earned his right to be in the line ups because of his time spend at the spot hes taken his fair share of beating over the years and showed just what hes capable off when the waves get big. To become a pipeline expert you have to know everything people line up the best way to do that is to surf it  “a lot” and that’s exactly what Kelly has done for almost the last 30 years from a young grommet working out the take off points, learning how different swell directions and trade winds affect the waves, which ones to miss and which ones to go on all comes with experience. Most surfers on the world tour would come to Hawaii for 4-6 weeks but Slater would come earlier that most others and stay later than anyone else just to learn everything he can about pipeline as well as master other Hawaiian waves.  Putting in that extra time over the years and really helped him command the line up and he know every spot.. He even said hes been snorkelling over the reef when its flat to learn what the reef looks like underneath the waves. now that’s dedication 

(5) Motivation 

Most professional surfers Kelly’s age have retired from professional surfing years ago, even world tour veterans like 3 time world champion mick fanning retired at 37 compared to Kelly’s 46 with a 9 year difference why does Slater continue to push the boundaries of what he can do at pipeline. If you have ever read anything about Kelly Slater or seen any interviews you will know hes a smart guy and knows his body will get weaker with age but his mind is stronger but he also loves to win, competing is a driving force for him to progress and to be fair hes been doing it his whole life, so you can guess hes got pretty good.  Staying fresh and staying in the mix with the new younger generation gives Kelly that fire of competition and also gives him that motivation to keep improving and stay in shape to even extend his surfing career longer. Who knows, we might see Kelly Slater crowned as pipe champion at 50 or 60 you never know with Kelly Slater.

We want to know what you think  

Is Kelly the greatest pipeline surfer ever or is he just over hyped, we want to know if you think differently and who you would put as the best pipeline surfer ever. 

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Kelly Slater’s Top 10 Rules For Success

1 – Desire to win

2 – Think Big

3 – Be competitive

4 – Find Joy

5 – Find Inspiration

6 –  Structure things your way

7 – Find Excitement

8 – Get better

9 – Work with like-minded people

10 – Care Deeply

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