Kelly Slater Breaks Foot at Jeffreys Bay. He’s out.

This foot has stepped into more than a few barrels over the past near 3 decades.

A rather harmless looking J-Bay closeout barrel has broken Slater’s foot — and his campaign dreams in 2017.


You ever folded your entire foot backwards? If you try it sometime, this is what it might look like. I pulled into a barrel this morning and the whitewash bounced the board back into my foot as I hit the closeout, taking all the pressure into the metatarsals. Kinda like smashing my foot with a big hammer as hard as I can. Sorta feels like I’m giving birth out of my foot right now! I’m guessing surgery and 6 week holiday is in order. Not looking forward to30-hourr flight home before surgery though. Ouch! It sucks but so many people deal with such horrible things around this world everyday that a broken foot is pretty minor in the scheme of things. Sometimes a bad thing is a good thing. I’ll make the best of my time off.

Kelly’s Instagram HERE

Watch How It Happened here

We wish Kelly Godspeed in a full 100% recovery! And #12 in 2018.

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