Dave Prodan ASP.
Today, in a move tantamount to Michael Jordan splitting with Nike or David Beckham with Adidas, Kelly Slater has announced his parting ways from 23-year sponsor Quiksilver.
Slater signed with Quiksilver in 1990 at the age of 18 just before winning the US$100,000 Body Glove Surfbout at Lower Trestles and announcing himself as a contender on the international stage. Slater secured his first of 11 ASP World Titles in 1992 at the age of 20.
Here is Slater's open letter on the move....