Looks like YOG Hall Of Famer Kelly Slater has done it again! The 42 year old 11 time world champ has reached yet another milestone, raising the bar for all those beneath him. This time, in similar fashion to pro skater Tony Hawk and his groundbreaking 900° air, Slater has successfully landed a 540° aerial, landing backwards after 1 and a half rotations. Even more exciting, is that it was caught on film!
The trio were interviewed about the amazing feat, with Slater remaining humble as usual about the maneuver, demonstrating once again his YOGness.
At 42, I guess it just goes to show…you can teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case, a YOD (Young Older Dog).
Keep up with Kelly’s progress in the Rip Curl pro HERE, as he looks to continue his winning form after winning his Round 1 heat against Matt Wilkinson and local boy Nic Von Rupp, advancing him straight to the 3rd Round.