It’s official, Kelly Slater is The Best Male Surfer Ever.
Kelly claimed 50% of the votes in the prestigious Surfer Dad Best Male Surfer Ever Poll.
Loveable legends Tom Curren and Gerry Lopez came joint second, and Laird Hamilton got towed in to third place.
This will probably come as no surprise to you or Kelly Slater, and statistically there was never any argument.
But surfing is emotional!
So when choosing the ‘best ever surfer’, I was quietly hoping the character of Tom Curren or the debt we owe to Duke Kahanamoku, could overcome the commercial and competitive success of Kelly Slater.
So when next asked “Who’s the best surfer ever?“, I shall bow to the democratic choice and answer “Kelly Slater” – then sigh.
Thanks to everyone who voted.