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ASPWorldTour's photo of South Stradbroke Island

Kelly Slater taking it easy at South Stradbroke Island earlier today, getting in the water time before the Quik Pro kicks back into life at the weekend. He looks just about ready to retire... Photo ASP/Kirstin

Average rating of 4.38 from 47 votes

South Stradbroke Island

Spot Location: Queensland > Queensland > South Stradbroke Island

Date Taken: 2nd March 2011. 15955 page views since 3rd March 2011.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
1.1ft 6s 81.61° 1ft 2s 1ft 4s 8 11 mph Mostly Clear 78°f
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archibald gruntfuttock Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 0

whats the guy with the iPad doing in the shore break?

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PapaSurf Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

11 baby!!

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Lemzhead71 Mar 5, 2011 Rating: 1

Bet the guy in the water missed the shot!!

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Lemzhead71 Mar 5, 2011 Rating: 1

Hybrid board,hybrid Surfer,where is that fountain of youth Kelly?

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haglee Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 10

this guy is good,he could go far

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ZsJ May 22, 2011 Rating: 0

Ahhhh yank haters not getting Irony... You see, what I said earlier was the curtain of irony. kinda like CKY.

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ZsJ Apr 9, 2011 Rating: 0

Whoa.

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sqirl Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 0

it sounds like what you really want is directions to new zealand.....sheeped az bru!

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Martin Hughes Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 0

boots? thats sooooo nineties. ain't you heard of velcro gloves? every welsmman has a pair!!

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 0

eeyore69...a classic. Squirl does have sheep but you must bring your own gum boot and tether for hygiene reasons.

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Martin Hughes Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 2

got any sheep?

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sqirl Mar 10, 2011 Rating: 3

As an Ozzie …..expat yank …..of Welsh decent I am both highly offended and embiggened by your comment! …….So eeyore69, do you want directions to my house or what? ……because if you are thinking about robbing or raping me (I know how you Welshmen role!)……I have two mean ass, blood thirsty, miniature, sausage dogs that will chew your ankles clean off!

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Martin Hughes Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

where in Oz are u SQUIRL? You must have some empty waves out there,we found loads when we were there in '95/'96 ,just get out of the towns. gotAngourie perfect back beach one morning with just me and my mate, lennox overhead and clean with 6 out, north straddie,winkipop,ulladulla,the wreck all with less than 10 out even got d-bah 3-4' no one else out( just kidding about d-bah) but i guess times change and the sports boomed in the last 20 years. hope u get some, flat here at the moment and about 6 degrees- look on the bright side i guess

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Martin Hughes Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

by the way a welshman won the recent tow in contest held in house sized waves at Mullaghmore head in Ireland which featured an international line up of world clas tow in surfers.way too cold for aussies whimps, although i think joel fitzgerald was there ( but he's part irish these days)

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sqirl Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 2

thanks scragger that thoroughly depressing comment has yanked me right out of a potentially manic state.....you should rename your profile eeyore69

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Martin Hughes Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 1

ha ha dont forget 3 million surfers clogging up your breaks. rather be cold and lonely than hot and hassled

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sqirl Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 1

....or hot chicks in bikinis lining the beaches

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sqirl Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 1

....or surfs in boardies

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sqirl Mar 8, 2011 Rating: 1

hahaha.....yanks not getting irony....thats kind of like brits and irishmen not getting ASP tour wins!

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soutie Mar 7, 2011 Rating: 1

continents have heads?

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SirFin Mar 7, 2011 Rating: 0

Yup! went straight over an entire continents head!

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SMOOCHOW Mar 6, 2011 Rating: 0

Like a lead balloon.....

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Sunspot Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

unless bridges are irony, then they float in water

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7 Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Irony sink in water? What about the Titanic? (ZsJ, there it is again. Make the homeland proud.)

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Doesn't irony sink in water?

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madam Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

Take your point but hard to pull of irony in text format let alone from the boys across the pond

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7 Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 1

He's 17. His brain won't be fully grown for another 6 years. Give him a break. Anyway, for the kids sake, let me explain that the initial statement was an example of irony. You see, ... damn! He's asleep. Gotta cut back on the fracking soporific lectures.

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954surfer Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

bloody wankas

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jimjamborey Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 21

good old yanks not getting it!

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ZsJ Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

He did go big... 10x world champ.

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sprayNsurf Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 2

Queensland is now Kingsland

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sprayNsurf Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Quensland is now Kingsland

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Sunspot Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

I like his boardies

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SMOOCHOW Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 1

Wax on .......wax off !

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surfjat15 Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

slates gets nice

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Cow Abunga Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

We all need our heroes. Kelly's Mine yet the unsung heroes are those who catch these moments in time. Stunning shot. Thank You.

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maxyg Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Kelly's always crossing the boundaries. This is the new sport of SurfMime. Can you guess what he's miming in this one?

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maxyg Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

on two different girls

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Wincy Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 2

touching a pair of scary tits

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twatinface Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 4

this guy could be the next big thing

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Spongerdudette Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Ooooo I hope he has Chalkie, coz otherwise Betty won't be saying ''Boop boop de boop'' to him lol ;p

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 2

Spongerdudette gonna blacklist you if yo face dont match yo chest.

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Strange colour fins in the back of the board and close together. Gee whizz so much speed.

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Mitchell L. Mar 3, 2011 Rating: -6

kelly slater is always impressive and he's from florida! he does so well because florida is hard to surf because of the way the waves break and that makes other places easier to gain speed on.

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Martin Hughes Mar 13, 2011 Rating: 1

ha ha , I'm outta here

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Gaynow Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 3

Eeyore...you need to learn the tigger song...."A wonderful thing is a Tigger because a Tigger is a wonderful thing...etc" while bouncing on your coiled tail. Otherwise you will end up like the Grizzly bear hunter who after 3 consecutive attempts at shooting the bear..and being abused by the bear..gets asked by the bear .."You are not really here for the hunting are you?"

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 4

...on top of the clean waves we have a broad minded President who condones polygamy (4 wives himself) so we follow his lead and have regular group sex....must also spend time with the 18 Grand Children so I dont have time to surf more than 2 hours per day...

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Martin Hughes Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 0

love it!! but if its that good why you on here so much and not out there riding either great waves or bikini clad girls with great " numbies?"? cmon chalkie you can do it!!!

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 11, 2011 Rating: 1

....eeyore69...I forgot the crystal clear water and the white sand sea bottom with a few rocks and orange anemones wafting in the current with the clean white beaches and tanned bikini girls with great numbies.

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Martin Hughes Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

keep an eye out for grey shadows mate!!!

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Martin Hughes Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

this comment was for chalkie and his turquoise waters.

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Martin Hughes Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

watch out for grey shadows

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7 Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

Yes, the old stars and stripes does tend to incite, but j terry's comment was excellent - a reminder to try not to be too voluble. Why, I remember a time in the 80's when - well, it was a warm day, with flowers in bloom - and as I was saying, the ...

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sqirl Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

......thats funny coming from a profile with a bullseye for a flag!

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PapaSurf Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 0

correction: anywhere, but especially on this site.

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PapaSurf Mar 9, 2011 Rating: 1

seems like having a US flag makes you a target on this site

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soutie Mar 7, 2011 Rating: 0

ahhhh, the old magical water.

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

Just had a session in glassy 13 second interval clean beach break bombs in magical clear torquoise water and 34c. hmmmm

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Wincy Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

please stop training

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jon terry Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 8

sorry I wasn't listening

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RadXCor Mar 3, 2011 Rating: -1

Yeah, 90% of the time we have to train on 3 ft mush that breaks in sections. And the times we do get decent swell it's usually blown out or chopped to all hell. But hey, a wave is a wave and I won't complain. It could be worse. Could be land locked.

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7 Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

He's not wrong. Even at size, our east coast swells rarely have the nice long periods of CA or EU swells. When we get up on a wave, decisions have to be made more quickly. It may be my imagination, but I find surfing CA and EU easier and more relaxed. Still, I have a strong imagination, so ...

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

This is good. The rest of the world always thought that everyting was bigger and better in US. Some surfers are just a cut above the rest. Kelly is the best right now.

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potato-head assasination Mar 3, 2011 Rating: -2

I think KS10 has had enough of photogs gettin in his way. He is setting up to chop the block off of this guy

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Young gun Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

who's this guy?

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anton longman Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 4

long live the king

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BANGER Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

Photogs head = slats landing strip.

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Matt Wright Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 1

Kelly!

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RadXCor Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 2

I'm proud to be an east coast surfer but knowing the best of the best comes from my own state... Just brings a tear to my eye. =D

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wave-os Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

For all those haters, that want the Master-Slater out, here is a good reason why he must continue to be the legend of the sport, he is F-good

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jimjamborey Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 0

chill out m8, its just an air

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doobie mcshitlips Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 8

he's holding a mirror so slater can watch himself surf and instantly improve his style. he's been doing it for years.

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Wincy Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 17

the ipad2 is also waterproof

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Wincy Mar 4, 2011 Rating: 3

it is more probable he is reading 'the wind in the willows'

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7 Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 3

Cameras in the front and back, too, so is this guy snapping a pic of KS, or himself? We may never know. I may never care.

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Tequila Sunrise Mar 3, 2011 Rating: 0

The racy super loose quad fin in the hands of a master. Yes please!

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