Watch! Surf Legend Kelly Slater Completes Epic Aerial in Portugal

42-year-old Slater shows no sign of slowing down, even calling out a fellow pro surfer half his age


It turns out Kelly Slater, who won the first of his many world titles at age 20, has still got it. The 42-year-old landed an epic aerial—some are calling it a 720, others say it’s a 540—while surfing out in Portugal.

Slater then ends the video with a little friendly competitive jab, directed at fellow pro surfer John John Florence, who is half Slater’s age. ”John John could’ve been out there,” said Slater. “He could’ve got that section, but I don’t know what he’s doing… he’s sitting at home, editing videos or something. Where’s he? What’s he doing today?” 


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