Kelly Slater on his East Coast origins and rivaling Andy Irons

In a recent interview with Vice Sports, Kelly looks back on how his East Coast origins served to stoke his competitive fire on his way to the first of 11 world titles, ending with some touching memories of his heated rivalry with Andy Irons, something he doesn’t think he’ll ever feel again on tour at this stage in his competitive career. Sure enough, as amazing as the level of surfing is on tour today, if the Dream Tour lacks anything today then true rivalry could well be it. Is everyone having too much fun?

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