My daughter is "in love" with Kelly Slater. She lives and breathes Kelly. Even her gingerbread house had "Kelly" spelled out on its roof! She wants to marry him. Who cares if he's married with children!! She's been watching the surf reports in Hawaii to see if "the Eddie" is on, so she knows when Kelly will be there. She wants to go when he does. She completely flipped out when she found out her Principal and his wife used to live next door to him. She called me screaming from school a couple of days ago when said Principal gave her his autographed, framed, freaking huge picture of Kelly. Well, I just saw this video and thought of "Kelly"~ Here's the info I found along with the video:
This day at Teahupoo- Aug 27th 2011 during the Billabong Pro waiting period is what many are calling the biggest and gnarliest Teahupoo ever ridden. Chris Bryan was fortunate enough to be there working for Billabong on a day that will go down in the history of big wave surfing. The French Navy labeled this day a double code red prohibiting and threatening to arrest anyone that entered the water.
Kelly Slater described the day by saying "witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life."
All images where shot by Chris Bryan using the Phantom HD Gold camera.
Probably the best way to view this video is full screen~ ijs~