KELLY SLATER TO RETIRE IN 2012?
Kelly Slater (USA) wins his 11th World title. photo: ASP
KE11Y SLATER TO RETIRE?
in somewhat of a transition period where I'm going to be re-evaluating
my life - whatever is left on tour and what is going to be off tour," he
said. "It's probably a little bit scary because you get so used to one
thing but it's also exciting because you have a whole different life
open up to you and a whole different opportunity to experience things.
"I've had a lot of focus for a lot of years on competition and I'm definitely welcoming a different direction."
He was only a certain starter at the season-opening Quiksilver Pro, to be staged on the Gold Coast in Australia in February, because it comes under the banner of his major sponsor.
"If the next contest wasn't with Quiksilver I don't know if I'd be going," Slater said.
seem to do well there and that sets up my whole year but I don't know
if I would have started the tour the last couple of years if it wasn't a
years on tour, it can feel like a bit of a grind. That's not a
complaint, the tour is a great life, but it can wear you down a little
after this long."
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