Jamie Currie: Why Kelly Slater Is Not The GOAT of GOATS

The UK’s finest surf writer and Beach Grit’s provocateur-in-chief tackles the question
of Kelly’s overall GOAT status in light of his recent Pipe triumph.

Source Looking Sideways  

Kelly Slater is an outlier in the history of professional sports. His latest victory at Pipeline came just shy of his 50th birthday and he’s had victories in the top tier of professional surfing over three decades. As the holder of eleven world titles and numerous competitive records, he surely deserves to be in the conversation about the greatest athletes of all time. 

But it’s a very short conversation.

Despite what the majority of surf media would have you believe, Kelly Slater is not the GOAT across all sports. In fact, he’s not even close. 

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