Slates is in Monmouth County

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by ihatelongboarders, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Son Bather Bob

    Son Bather Bob Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014

  2. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    waves were pumping yesterday,got some good ones.wasnt as big as the pics I seen of slater but I got a few solid ones.cant believe slater was here tho,he was like 15 minutes away from where I was at.and hows he borrowing sam hammers gear,did he just show up unannounced with no gear lol.

    probably the first time I saw slater surf with in a billabong suite with a billabong sticker on the bourde
  3. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    Ain't he and Shred buds or somethin?

    I got a foggy memory of pics with him and Shred.

    Prolly hangin with Shred at his Mom's house.

    Dang, that was a nice wave.
  4. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Damn, I was only like 6 hours north of there!
  5. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2017
    Why the hood and booties? Water is still in the 60's.
    Was he trying to go incognito?
  6. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    We're from Cocoa Beach, homes.

    Palm trees and chit.

    The only snow is on mirrors.

    Wasn't it like 100 mph offshores?

    I'd be wrapped up like the Michelin Man.
  7. luminosity

    luminosity Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2017
  8. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2017

    Slates routinely surfs SoCal, Portugal, France, etc.. with the same water temps and winds.
    Never seen him do it with a hood and booties.
  9. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    Fresh injury. Give him some time. It’s amazing he’s getting tubes like that after such an injury. His foot was fractured in many places. Bones take Time. He’ll be back in good form soon.
  10. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
  11. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Anyone remember when Kelly Slater used to post here on

    It was a few years ago... pretty sure his profile was Kelly Slater...

    Anyways- thought this was an interesting article:

    Im thankful that Sam Hammer didn't blowup the spot... and was very respectful...

    Thanks Sam.

    Also- thanks to Kelly for being so real and cool with the groms... this means a lot to them, and its good to have someone respectful to look up too... the groms will be talking about this for years...
  12. ibc

    ibc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2014
    Great story, Mr. Belmar.

    None of us are perfect, but Slater is a great example of doing it right. I can just imagine being a kid, and hangin with him. He's like a real life superhero when you're a grom.

    Just cuz you rip like nobody else, you don't have to be a butthole.

    I hope he keeps surfin til he's my age. Hell, til he's Barry's age!

  13. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    and don't ever forget you're an idiot
  14. The Screen Name Formerly Known As ABC123

    The Screen Name Formerly Known As ABC123 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013

    Yeah, Ben Gravy seems to be the one that always does that.
  15. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010

    totally agree
  16. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Don't forget about our good ol buddy ryan mack....
  17. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Words of wisdom from a local kid who surfs with the biggest smile I know... "Nobody cares how good you surf if you're an a$$hole."
  18. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Sam definitely downplayed the spot and didn't blow it up. Well done.
    But that spot has seen more coverage with obvious indicators of where it all fall. Visiting pros and all the johnny come lately photogs are all over it. If it was my home break I'd be pissed with all the coverage it has gotten.
    Then again, it is literally the most polluted spot in Monmouth and Ocean County, maybe all of the NJ shore. They can have it. ;)
  19. Kanman

    Kanman Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2014
    ^ I’ve had many a rad session there and also many a nasty sinus infection. I surfed there about 3-4 times a week for the past year. My first legitimate barrel was on the opposite side of there, so that spot will forever be special to me. Everyone and their brother surfs the right, but I tend to sit on the opposite side minding my own and getting good ones. Bars on the side that I like kinda blow now. Gotta start doing mo reconne.