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World Title surf legend Kelly Slater toys with a radically different plan for making waves: He wants to blow the whole sport up and start from scratch

Updated: April 28, 2009, 2:48 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine

This story appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of EXPN Magazine.

It is 6:30 on a chilly February morning in Santa Barbara, and a photographer and his crew are gathered in the parking lot at Rincon Beach Park, waiting for Kelly Slater. "The light is perfect," the photographer says. By 7 a.m., dark clouds are creeping north from Los Angeles. The sun disappears behind their thick wall, stealing the photographer's perfect light and adding to the chill. "I think the rain will hold ...

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