Kelly Slater is the best surfer in history. He’s won 11-World Titles. He’s the man and he saves babies, obviously.
Yesterday, waves were enormous on Oahu’s north shore. 30-foot faces.
Slater tried to paddle out at Waimea and got denied by the huge waves. It was so big, he couldn’t get outside the waves.
But, maybe that’s the way fate wanted it because a huge wave spilled over the guard rail and onto the Kamehameha Highway and tried to sweep a baby away.
Slater was there, he saved the baby, the rest is history.
The father of the baby wrote this:
“So thankful the surf gods denied @kellyslater today cos for whatever reason he was right there to save my wife and kid who were swept across a road by a freak wave today. Forever grateful to the great man and so thankful my family is alive and safe 👊🏼 ❤️💙 Thanks to all the lifeguards too who saved many lives today.” – Chris White via instagram
Kelly wrote back to Chris saying:
“@chris.whitey thank you! I didn’t look at it that way but for some random reason I stopped there when I normally don’t and happened to be there. Lifeguards were on it either way and had it handled. So glad all is well and we can (someday) laugh about it. Van’s first wave was a huge one! Definitely a WA baby!” – Kelly Slater via instagram
And here is what Surfing Mag had to say about it all:
“People are walking around acting like this is the first time Kelly Slater ever saved a baby. Ummm hello. It’s Kelly Slater. He’s out there saving babies 24-7. Probably saves 6 or 7 a day. The Bible writers are lucky that Kelly didn’t live back in their day because he would’ve pulled Moses out of that river and then they would’ve needed to regroup and commission a guy named Karl to part the Red Sea. He would’ve thrown off the whole flow of the Old Testament and probably banged the Pamela Anderson of 1300 BC while he was at it. Slaters gonna Slate.
So yeah, Kelly saved a baby. The sky is blue. Water is wet. Donald Trump is running for president.
Wait, Donald Trump is running for president? Fuck.” —Brendan Buckley