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  • June 20 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Cloudbreak, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand. Dive into these handpicked nuggets of wisdom from Kelly, unfiltered.
    By Zak Bush
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  • June 16 - Fiji Pro
    The 2017 OK Fiji Pro was the adventure of a lifetime. From unpredictable Cloudbreak showdowns, massive upsets, the rise of the rookies, and epic lay days, Fiji didn't disappoint. We're humbled to have been part of it all. Here are a few highlights looking back at our time on that heart shaped island in the middle of the Pacific...
    By Zak Bush
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  • June 15 - Fiji Pro
    A sense of community runs deep through Tavarua. You can see it in every face that passes you by. The people have a rare sense of warmth and openness. They go above and beyond to remember your name and treat you like real family. Most of the men and women on Tavarua have worked there for generations and share a rich bond. Walk past the kitchen at sunset and you'll hear the cooks' voices singing or humming a song while preparing a masterpiece of island flavor. They're always there to…
    By Zak Bush
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  • June 12 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Cloudbreak, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand. Dive into these handpicked nuggets of wisdom from Kelly, unfiltered.
    By Zak Bush
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  • June 6 - Fiji Pro
    Fishermen have a saying: “The gods do not deduct from man's allotted span the hours spent in fishing.” The same might be said of surfers in the ocean, or, more pithily, in the tube. Jon Roseman has logged a boatload of tube time. The co-founder of the Tavarua Island Resort, he first visited Fiji in 1988, and has maybe spent more time in those long reeling lefts than any other surfer. Jamie Brisick: Nearly thirty years of Cloudbreak. Is there a…
    By Jamie Brisick
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  • June 4 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Cloudbreak, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand. Dive into these handpicked nuggets of wisdom from Kelly, unfiltered.
    By Zak Bush
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  • Finnegan, aboard Alias, an Australian “surf yacht,” in Fiji, 1978. Photo Courtesy of William Finnegan. "The speed runs were dreamlike. I had never seen a wave peel so mechanically." - William Finnegan William Finnegan is the author of Barbarian Days, a memoir of an epic surfing life that won him a Pulitzer Prize in 2016. The Pulitzer Prize Board described Barbarian Days as “an old-school adventure story, and intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie,…
    By Jamie Brisick
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  • May 26 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Cloudbreak, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand. Dive into these handpicked nuggets of wisdom from Kelly, unfiltered.
    By Zak Bush
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  • May 25 - Fiji Pro
    On a dark and stormy night, Kelly Slater had a stroke of inspiration... Kelly could be on some remote island in the middle of the Pacific or half-asleep on a plane in between 5 time zones, but when inspiration strikes, he always figures out a way to communicate it. A few months ago, Kelly was up late checking out wind-maps to get a sense of where to surf the next day. As he watched the Jet Stream spiral the winds, bending and twisting them into eye-catching…
    By Adam Zax
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  • May 25 - Fiji Pro
    "You can go and meet some of the most interesting people in the world... but everyone’s in soggy bathing suits, sunburned and stoked." - Mark Cunningham Mark Cunningham has been going to Tavarua for several decades, first as a lifeguard teaching basic life-saving and CPR to the boatmen back when the island was only just finding its footing as a proper resort, and more recently on Kelly Slater’s annual trip, which includes a vast array of interesting personalities, and nights…
    By Jamie Brisick
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  • May 25 - Fiji Pro
    "These were not ordinary boards, they were boards ridden by all my favorite surfers..." - Jamie Brisick Wander around the 29-acre island of Tavarua and you find all kinds of marvelous things: a kava ceremony in full swing with hard clapping and baritone Bula!s, a 12-inch sea snake squirming its way up the beach, a huddle of boatmen sipping beers and talking story, a wife of a world champion surfer riding her first wave at Kiddieland. One afternoon in 2006 I came…
    By Jamie Brisick
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  • May 25 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand.
    By Zak Bush
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  • Photographer Tom Servais’s first visit to Tavarua was in 1986. He’s been back countless times. Tom first shot Kelly in Fiji in 1992, and he’s been shooting him there ever since. “Everyone loves the Fijians,” he told me. “They know how to keep things in perspective. They just laugh and have fun. They’re very inspiring people. And that’s one of the things that keeps you going back.” Tom mined his archive and picked the following gems, presented chronologically, 25 years of Kelly Slater in Fiji—
    By Jamie Brisick
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  • May 24 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Cloudbreak, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand. Dive into these handpicked nuggets of wisdom from Kelly, unfiltered.
    By Zak Bush
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  • May 24 - Fiji ProTop 5
    Who better to lead off our series of 'Top 5 Travel Destinations' then the man himself, Kelly Slater. He's constantly on the go from one WSL event to the next, making strike missions in between events to visit family, friends and chase swells. It's hard to name a country Mr. Slater hasn't visited. Below are the best of the best: the beaches, towns and islands that Kelly tries to hit each and every year, the places that mean the most to him on this planet. Take a…
    By Zak Bush
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  • May 24 - Fiji Pro
    In celebration of the OK Fiji Pro, we caught up with Kelly before departing to Tavarua, to get his insights on Fiji, Cloudbreak, Bula and beyond. Direct from the source, these are Kelly's personal thoughts on Outerknown sponsoring his favorite WSL event, and his perspectives on numerous dimensions of the brand. Dive into these handpicked nuggets of wisdom from Kelly, unfiltered.
    By Zak Bush
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