On Aug. 25, 2014, Kelly Slater and John John Florence surfed against one another in a semifinal heat at the Billabong Pro Tahiti. It was everyone’s dream matchup — surfing’s most iconic champion versus the living embodiment of the sport’s new era. On the eve of the first anniversary of this already legendary contest, Uproxx spoke to Slater, Florence, ex-pro Ross Williams, surf writer Sean Doherty, and numerous World Surf League (WSL) officials about the historic duel.
Kelly Slater V. John John Florence: An Oral History Of The Greatest Heat In Surfing History
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