As you may have known by now, Kelly Slater has decided to sit out Bells Beach as well after a no-show at Snapper Rocks because of his bad foot. Although the King has had several surgeries after his injury at JBay, it seems he hasn’t fully recovered yet.
But just because he can’t compete doesn’t mean he’s lying on the couch all day. He’s surfing, obviously, and charging North Shore no less. “I could probably compete but I’m not where I want to be,” Slater told The Inertia. “I’d rather take some time, get myself in the shape I want and surfing super tuned before feeling ready. No hard date on when I’m ready.”
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