World Champion Surfer Kelly Slater Details Frightening Pipeline Experience

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World champion surfer Kelly Slater discusses his first-time surfing 1 of Hawaii's astir iconic waves successful Apple TV+'s upcoming documentary series, Make oregon Break. See what helium had to accidental here!

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With large waves comes sedate danger. 

Oahu, Hawaii isn't conscionable known for hula dancing, caller pineapple and thenar trees—it's besides known for its apical tier surfing. And successful exclusive archetypal look astatine Apple TV+'s upcoming docuseries, Make oregon Break, 11–time World Surf League World Champion surfer Kelly Slater discusses his first-time surfing astatine 1 of the island's astir legendary spots: Pipeline. 

Pipeline is located successful Oahu's North Shore and is celebrated for its notoriously aggravated waves and large surfing conditions. But Slater warns, it's not for the faint of heart. 

"Pipeline was truthful mythical to maine arsenic a kid," Slater says successful the clip. "There was a poster connected my friend's wall, and I retrieve looking astatine the wave...and conscionable reasoning I don't cognize however guys tin crook astir and drawback that wave, that's truthful scary."

Slater's first surfed the waves at 12-years-old. "I retrieve this question picked maine up and slammed maine connected my backmost connected the reef with my board," helium recalls. "For a 2nd I conscionable felt similar I'll ne'er travel up, it's conscionable going to clasp maine present forever.

"That's what surfing is," Slater explains. "That fearfulness and information that comes on with it, that's besides enticing."

But Pipeline is nary joke.

"To beryllium capable to paddle those waves and thrust them is ace dangerous," Slater says. "Someone dislocated their enarthrosis this morning."

He continues, "I've had friends fundamentally get scalped and get tally over. We've had a batch of radical dice astatine Pipeline, a person of ours died retired present astir 10 to 12 years ago."

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This seven-part bid delivers "behind-the-scenes entree to the world's champion surfers arsenic they conflict for the World Title astatine the World Surf League Championship Tour," according to the bid description.

Other surfers include Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina, Tyler Wright, Italo Ferreira, Tatiana Weston-Webb, among others.

Watch Make oregon Break erstwhile it premieres April 29 connected Apple TV+.

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