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The Inertia

Drew Brees is a fantastic athlete. As a Texas schoolboy, he played football, basketball, and baseball. He brought a Super Bowl title to the championship-starved New Orleans community following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He’ll forever be a legend there.

But, pun intended, surfing is a totally different ballgame. The NFL did a piece on Brees’ time with Kelly Slater at the Surf Ranch and as you’ll see, he kinda got his ass handed to him. But there were some good moments, too. Like when they played catch on the jetski or talked about the confusing science behind the wave or….Brees’ visible admiration for the 11-time world champ. Kelly has that pull on mainstream athletes, proving as fact that there’s legitimate jock envy when it comes to surfing.

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