Kelly Slater - Cocoa Beach, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 28° 21.383 W 080° 36.481
17R E 538414 N 3136744
Quick Description: Greatest surfer of all time, Kelly Slater, has a life sized statue here in front of Ron Jon's Surf Shop.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2012 5:06:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMEZJM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 31

Long Description:
In front of the Ron Jon shop in Cocoa Beach, is formed concrete statue fo Kelly Slater. Local boy who made it big on the waves.

Plaque at base of statue reads: "Kelly Slater, born on February 11, 1972, became the youngest world surfing champion ever at 20 years old and has gone on to win ten more world titles with his most recent win in 2001. Kelly's rise to the top was developed spending countless hours in the challengling small waves of his hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida. He holds the record for the most World Championship Tour (WCT) victories with 48 wins and has won the prestigious Pipeline Masters on the North Shore of Hawaii six times. ASP World Chamion in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011. WCT Tour Victories: 48. 6-Time Pipeline Master winner and 2-time Triple Crown of Surfing winner. Kelly Slater is considered to be the greatest surfer of all time."

Museum also honoring Slater is next door at the equipment rental store.

Parking available in back of the Ron Jon store, which is his largest. Take a look inside.

Visit Instructions:
At least one original photo, taken by the poster, of the statue. No internet photos.
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