In the voice of the cicada,
How soon it will die.
– Nicaragua 2009 –
In 2005 Kelly Slater was on his way to his seventh world title at the QuikSilver pro France 2005.
It happened that day that the surf was too stormy for average Joe but contestable enough for the pros. So I went to the contest to have a look.
I rembember an epic heat against Jeremy Flores, seventeen years old at that time, and Andy Irons charging unpredictable big lefts.
Interesting story about behind the scenes from Slater’s perspective:
Since water still flows, though we cut it with swords,
And sorrow returns, though we drown it with wine,
Since the world can in no way satisfy our cravings,
Let us loosen our hair tomorrow and go fishing.
– Li Po