The 11-time world surfing champion is expanding his business fields. Slater is ready to adapt Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter's book to the screens. The final result will be a documentary film and a TV series.
"This is a history they certainly don't teach you in school but an important and significant cultural phenomenon that occurred mostly undocumented. It took the professional historian and former smuggler 15 years to complete, and it is based on thousands of hours of interviews," explains Kelly Slater.
In the Men's final against Harley Ingleby, Jensen rode a 5.50-point wave, then found a gem and collected a 7.67 for his powerful and precise surfing. Later, the American added a third wave under Ingleby's priority and increased his overall score with a 5.77.
"Wave selection was critical. It was a tough heat, no waves came through as it was the bottom of the tide, but I'm really happy with the win," explained Jensen.
Despite the breathtaking sessions that took place in Nazaré, which attracted riders from all corners of the globe, the European big wave location is once again left out of the most coveted category.
Three of the five "Ride of the Year" nominations took place on July 5th, 2014, at Puerto Escondido, Mexico - skimboarder Brad Domke, Shane Dorian (who has a second nomination from Jaws) and Gabriel Villaran rode the beasts. The remaining entrant is Dean Morrison for an impressive ride at Western Australia's The Right.
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