February 22, 2018. Slater is The King. He’s the only professional surfer that can sit down with someone like Neil deGrasse Tyson and have people actually listen. Kelly is not a scientist, however wizardly he might seem. He actually talks about how he got his worst grade ever in a science class. Even with that, it would be a safe bet to say that he knows a lot more about the ocean, bottom contours and waves than a handful of scientist’s. Kelly chats here with well-known astrophysicist, author, and personality Neil deGrasse Tyson on his show StarTalkTV for National Geographic.
The conversation ranges from grade school teachers to Kelly’s realization in kindergarten of “gosh, I think I’m a surfer” to the technology behind the Surf Ranch. William Finnegan, Auther of Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, is also a guest on the show to give his input.
You can watch the full episode HERE. (Warning, you will need a cable package or Nat Geo subscription to view full episode.)