For a guy who chose the screen name 'Soulsurf4sure,' you place a lot of emphasis on the athletic aspect of surfing. Sure, athletes are judged on their performance. But surfers are not your standard athlete- even a competitive, testosterone-in-his-veins, history-in-his-eyes type like Kelly Slater is doing something markedly different with his life than running the 40 yard dash. F*ck contests... I know they have their place, and watching these guys go at it can be cool, but having someone represent the aspect of surfing that 99% of us experience is great. Stoner, awkward, dumbass, I don't care. Dude shreds beyond belief, and isn't driven to 'win.' He's driven to shred. Corporations and the masses and the 'soul surfers' like you will always put the 'athlete' surfers on a pedestal. Kick back in your recliner, pop open another Vitamin Water, and enjoy the X-Games, 'soul surfer'.