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The Inertia

You’re likely aware that Kelly Slater has been spending some time in Bali. Pandemic travel restrictions aside, it’s a wonderful time to be there — the crowds, as you would expect during a global pandemic, have been sparse and the waves have been good. Like, really good. In the last few months, Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin, all went off in astounding fashion. And while the waves have died off a little bit, there is still plenty of fun to be had.

Kelly, of course, is a competitive beast. He makes no bones about it; he loves to win. But at his core, Kelly Slater is a frothing grom. Still, after all these years surfing in perfect waves, Kelly Slater just wants to surf. On September 14, Slater paddled out into a little crowd at average Keramas and put on a show. Ain’t it nice to see him fall every once in a while?


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