“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.
Sharing is caring!! An alternate angle from @outsidetv shot on February 12th when we traveled to Surf Ranch the day after @kellyslater's birthday. The footage and interviews we gathered were released shortly after on YouTube (see it in our bio link), highlighting Kelly and @dan__mann's work on the FRK, but Outside TV went much deeper with Kelly about his competitive mindset, vision for @outerknown, and much more in a series of interviews with @pattitude, Produced and Directed by @curtisburch and Associate Produced by one of our favorite collaborators, @toddglaser. You can watch it all in a new episode of Outlook: 'Icons Revealed' on the Outside TV app....
Seen at both Surf Ranch, and a Sidewalk in your neighborhood (if you live in Hermosa Beach 😉). Longtime @etsurfboards manager @ddel2 picked up a load of our upcycled EPS pavers made from surfboard manufacturing waste, and re-did his front yard. Press our bio to see the process used to make these paving stones. Today we use the same process to create pots for plants. 🌱 We'll share more soon....