26 September, 2012 26 September, 2012

Shhh… The King Speaks

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With eleven world titles to his name, when Kelly talks surfing there aren’t many who’ll question his thoughts – and he has many (especially concerning the current world tour format). In this interview with Sal Masakela the King shares many – even his secret to organic sunblock.
via www.streetjesus.net

2 Comments

  1. Deon Lategan
    26 September, 2012 at 11:31 am · Reply

    From trying to sell surfing out with his Rebel tour attempts with promises of huge popularity and primetime US Tv coverage, Kelly’s changed his tune a lot
    I’m happy with his response now and agree with it but he definitely wanted it to go massive 3 years ago

    • Ben V
      27 September, 2012 at 5:27 am · Reply

      Seems to me that Kelly is still opposed to the idea of a professional tour organised and controlled 100% by those that sponsor it. The rebel tour still would have to have sponsors, and sponsors are only interested in the coverage they can get while having their name tagged to an event. Hence, for the rebel tour to even be possible it would have required a bit more mass media coverage – if Kelly didn’t care either way, but wanted to make the rebel tour happen for other reasons (e.g. The ASP were being knobs) then promising a big show would have been the way to achieve that goal.

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