A few days ago, Kelly Slater wrote something that was a little unexpected. After a 26-year-old bodyboarder named Alexandre Naussance was killed by a shark on Réunion Island, Jeremy Flores posted a photo of him on Instagram. In the comments section, Slater voiced his (surprising) opinion.
“Honestly, I won’t be popular for saying this but there needs to be a serious cull on Reunion and it should happen everyday [sic],” he wrote. “There is a clear imbalance happening in the ocean there. If the whole world had these rates of attack nobody would use the ocean and literally millions of people would be dying like this. The French govt needs to figure this out asap. 20 attacks since 2011!?”