Kelly Slater: For the Love

Kelly Slater: For the Love


By (author) Kelly Slater, By (author) Phil Jarratt

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 277mm x 33mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0811862224
  • ISBN 13: 9780811862226
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 41,222

Product description

No one knows eight-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater better than Kelly himself. In this revealing and heartfelt illustrated tribute, written with surfing veteran Phil Jarratt, the world's best surfer riffs on a life filled with big wins, big money, and big loves. Interviews with friends and fellow surfers unearth juicy anecdotes, and hundreds of photographs-some never before published-capture the greatest victories and the quietest moments in equal measure. This beautifully produced book marks the first time Slater's story has been told in full colour, and reflects the latest twists and turns in an incredible and unconventional life.

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Author information

Kelly Slater is the most successful professional surfer in history, with an unprecedented eight world titles to his credit. Born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 1972, he now divides his time between homes in Florida, Hawaii, and Australia's Gold Coast. Phil Jarratt has been a journalist, author, and editor since before Kelly was born. Among his many books are the surfing best-seller Mr Sunset, and Home, the biography of tennis star Evonne Goolagong. He lives in Noosa Heads, Australia. Jack Johnson is a Hawaiian-born singer/songwriter. His chart-topping albums include Brushfire Fairytales, On and On, In Between Dreams, and Sleep Through the Static. Before becoming a successful musician, he often surfed big waves with Kelly in Hawaii.