Kelly Slater and the Corona JBay Open
The 11 times world champion plans his next steps
Will it be the last time we see Kelly Slater at the Corona JBay Open? Will it be the last time he competes here as a full time professional on tour? Many people think that this is the year he is going to call it quits, to finally retire after threatening to retire many times over the years. There are however, a few big question marks hanging over his head.
Firstly, everyone knows full well that he is a pure competitive animal by nature. He is going to be lost of he doesn’t have some sort of competitive structure in his daily regime. There is no real Masters Tour as of yet, and he hasn’t made a transition to the Big Wave Tour in any way, so there is a possibility that, sitting at 7th spot on the Jeep Leaderboard, there is no real reason to step off the tour just yet.
Secondly, he has stated that he wants to compete in the Olympic Games in 2020 in Tokyo. In order to qualify he has to be of a certain standard, has to be competing within a certain level on the