“I’m not sure if the perfect board really exists, but I’m enjoying the freedom to collaborate with some of surfing’s most innovative shapers and designers.
It is a quest to create something different in a slightly different way that appeals to where I want to go on a wave. Discovering a new feeling under my feet, drawing a new line, or taking a completely different track on a wave is something I never stop dreaming about.
Now being able share and grow that idea with others is what keeps surfing fun for me.”
#DrawingNewLines since 2016
Three years ago Slater Designs was launched using the image above, showing Kelly on the Sci-Fi in Fiji, shortly before Stu Kennedy rode it at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast.
Since then the Sci-Fi has remained a favorite on surf shop racks everywhere alongside the Omni, Cymatic and Gamma.
Watch below to see Kelly’s surfboard designing mind in motion as he tests two stock 5’9 Gammas; one in Helium and one in LFT.
Duck dive to tube to full backflip - best performance we’ve seen all Quarantine, courtesy of Tahitian @kiaragoold on her grom sized Sci-Fi 2.0. #drawingnewlines #electricinlft @tomo_surfboards #stayhomeshredlater...
#StayHomeShredLater - swipe to see one of @tristan_sully’s final FRK sessions before shutdown.
Tristan is a San Diego City Lifeguard who today enforces beach closures in La Jolla, Ca. Something he never expected would be part of his dream job, but something he now embraces after seeing some of his friends and co-workers on the Lifeguard force become infected with Coronavirus.
We’re urging everyone who lives anywhere currently enforcing beach closers to adhere to the rules, because they help keep people like Tristan and his co-workers safe.
Special thanks to everyone on the front lines at this time. 👩⚕️🧑🏾🚒👩🏻🔬👷🏼♂️ @thesaltygiant_ @surfrider #drawingnewlines #electricinlft...
#ElectricInLFT and online in assorted colors. The shops below have the Sci - Fi 2.0 sized from 4’4 to 6’6 on their websites. You can also find surf shops near you using the Surf Shop finder in our bio link.
@shanedorian is on a brand new podcast in our bio. Recorded at @kellyslater’s place on Oahu, Shane shares what it was like to be mentored by surfboard designers growing up, and what it’s like to watch his son @jackson_dorian in a growing relationship with @tomo_surfboards.
He describes what it was like to witness their collaboration in creating the LFT Sci-Fi 2.0 along with the rest of the @slaterdesigns team and he also shares never before told stories about growing up, pursuing big waves and more.
Search iTunes or Spotify for ‘The Wire Shane Dorian’. #DrawingNewLines @billabong @reef...