What is Kelly Slater preparing for Bells Beach? The answer might be written on the surfboard quiver. The Floridian asked Channel Islands for six boards. Here they are.
At a first glance, they could all look very similar, but that's not true. He is looking for well overhead waves, so small details make the difference.
"This year, Kelly has spread out his quiver a little bit — not necessarily in length but in widths. All boards with slight concave decks", explains Al Merrick.