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  • Kelly Slater Biography Web Kelly Slater
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    Kelly Slater Robert Kelly Hell Slater was born on February 11, 1972, in Coca Beach, Florida. Kelly has 2 brothers, older brother Sean, owns his own board-shaping business, and younger brother Stephen, who is the USA East Coast Longboard champion. Kelly also has a six-year-old daughter, Taylor. Not only is Kelly the best surfer in the world, he also is a great actor, and model. Kelly co-stared in the TV series Baywatch, in 1992-93. He did some modeling for Gianni Versace, which can be found in Es...
  • Today's Surfers Use Boards
    416 words
    Surfing Surfing is a water sport that originated in what is now Hawaii. People in Hawaii were surfing before explorer Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World in 1942. Today, surfing is popular in many countries, including Australia, Brazil, France, Indonesia, Japan, Portugal, Peru, South Africa, and the United States. Ancient Hawaiians surfed on wooden boards that were up to 18 ft. Long. With the development of lighter boards, however, surfing became a popular sport. By the 1930's the solid...
  • Only Surfer
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    When you think of surfing what comes to mind? Is it "yo dude", or the beauty of a majestic wave breaking on the shore with the sun setting on the horizon? Surfers today receive very little respect for the sport, sometimes referred to as an art, that they participate in. Despite what most people think, the surfers are a rare breed let alone the soul surfer. However if you believe that surfers are just a bunch of beer drinking, marijuana smoking, party goers then you have something coming your way...
  • Surfing Paradise
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    Surfing is Supposed to be Paradise Every time a new 'untouched paradise'; is discovered, the first thing everyone wants to do is visit it. By their united enthusiasm to find these 'sanctuaries'; people bring the cage of society with them. Very quickly it becomes necessary to erect bars to keep people out. William Tucker 'Is Nature Too Good For Us?' ; William Tucker's essay 'Is Nature Too Good For Us'; discusses the complications with the environmental movement to set aside pieces of land as wild...
  • Northern California Surfer
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    10/12/00 THE WAVE DOCTORS In today's society there are numerous different language environments that we pass through everyday. For myself, the "different" language environment is in the water. I am a surfer, a northern California surfer at that. In my second language environment lots of different words and phrases are used to describe our stoked ness or enthusiasm, our past experiences, last session or just to convey our feelings toward other fellow wave riders, the dudes. We speak the romantic ...
  • Wave
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    "What do you do for exercise?" "I surf". "Oh?" Anyone who surfs, especially an adult, knows what a burden of meaning the word "Oh?" can carry in such a conversation. Usually it's accompanied by a raised eyebrow and a tone of amused condescension. It signals that the speaker has reclassified you in his or her mind as unemployed, immature, stoned, a bum, a dropout, a misfit, or any combination of the above. Surfing has been stigmatized ever since the missionaries realized how much the Hawaiians lo...

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