Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey

Pipe Dreams A Surfer s Journey Six time world surfing champion actor and US heart throb Kelly Slater tells of the struggles and triumphs he s experienced throughout his life and how they have helped him to become one of the world

  • Title: Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey
  • Author: Kelly Slater Jason Borte
  • ISBN: 9780060096311
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Six time world surfing champion, actor, and US heart throb Kelly Slater tells of the struggles and triumphs he s experienced throughout his life and how they have helped him to become one of the world s most loved sports figures.From beach blanket bingo to Baywatch, surfing has fascinated people for years, and Kelly Slater is the sport s newest star He s one of the world Six time world surfing champion, actor, and US heart throb Kelly Slater tells of the struggles and triumphs he s experienced throughout his life and how they have helped him to become one of the world s most loved sports figures.From beach blanket bingo to Baywatch, surfing has fascinated people for years, and Kelly Slater is the sport s newest star He s one of the world s most popular surfers his radical moves have revolutionised the sport Born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 1972, he found surfing to be a great way to escape problems at home When he was 11, his parents divorced Slater and his brother, Sean, were raised by their suddenly single mother, who struggled to support two young sons After Slater s surfing career took off, he made the transition into acting and modelling He spent a season starring on the popular television show Baywatch, where he won the hearts of women young and old, including Pamela Anderson, whom he dated for about a year He has also been featured in Versace ads.In Pipe Dreams, he shares the stories that have influenced his life and have inspired him to overcome both personal and professional hurdles and achieve his dreams.

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    1 thought on “Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey”

    1. I'm endlessly fascinated by surfing, so having the chance to read the autobiography of one of the best surfers in the world was enjoyable and informative. Granted, this will not win any awards for best writing, but what it does do is provide the reader a view into a culture and sport that for many is on the fringe and is considered the sport of potheads and hippies. Slater goes into great detail about surf boards, the different types of waves, surfing conditions around the world, the highs and l [...]

    2. Yet another autobiography that suffers from 'but it's all good' syndrome. I love reading about stories of people's lives, the random and deliberate events that have shaped their successes and failures, however lately I've noticed a trend in stories where the narrator will tell you a particularly sad or touching event and then try to end it on a positive note, wrapping it up with 'but it's all good'. Finding the meaning in a situation is good, trying to turn negatives into positives is good, but [...]

    3. I read this to "close a gap" in my surfbook collection. Kelly Slater is probably the most important and most successful surfer around, and the way he constantly (and still) stays at the top as well as all his style innovations certainly deserve admiration.But this book is really bad. Despite the fact that Slater had hired a co-author to help him write it, it is bad in style AND in content. The style resembles an essay by a ten-year old: The sentences are as short as possible and are all construc [...]

    4. Pipe Dreams is a biography of surfing world champion Kelly Slater. This was the first sports related book I'd read, and it's refreshing and also interesting to follow the life of an athlete whom I've admired since day one. We see the private life of Kelly Slater, beginning with his childhood in Cocoa Beach, Florida. With international success and fame, Slater learns to stay focused on his athletic career, and avoid getting sidetracked by women, booze, partying, and millions of dollars. I recomme [...]

    5. If you like “bottom to the top” success stories, well you’re in for a ride. Kelly Slater, a now 11 time World Champion, takes you through how his life began and how it flourished. How he had to sleep outside, how he had to try extra hard for attention. A little boy, striving to compete and conquer the surfing scene, or at least make a mark. Keep in mind, this philosophy rose him to superiority, follow the quotes of this book! To finalize my review, this biography will be a classic for anyo [...]

    6. In my opinion, this book just added to the stereotype of surfers. This makes Kelly Slater look arrogant and doesn't give surfers such a good name. Kelly Slater is one of the best surfers in the world, though this does do a good job of letting you know he is just a normal person, it makes him look like he doesn't think he is. This book drastically lowered my respect for Kelly Slater.

    7. The novel "Pipe Dreams" by Kelly Slater is one of my favorite autobiographies. This autobiography is about how Kelly Slater had to deal with hardships between his family, what things he did as a kid, living in Coco Beach, his surf contests, and how he became one of the best surfers of all time! During this book Kelly had hard ships with his family because his father had drinking issues so kelly and his brothers often had to help his mom out with a lot of things because his dad couldn't. When Kel [...]

    8. Pipe dreams by kelly slater is a great autobiograghry.It tells the story of Kelly and his brother from how they lived and grew up to how kelly made it big. The first chapter was a bit boring fro me but once i progressed through the book like the hunger games it started to get interesting. Whats great about this book Kelly Slater pipe dreams is that it's not one big story it's little stories making up the big story.For instantsKelly was talkiung about that he was scared of the ghost inside his cl [...]

    9. It fun to look back at surfing in the 70ds and see how much it's changed.From try to arch your back the farthings. Now it's trying to go as vertical as humanly possible.The book is about Kelly Slater. IT stars when he was just a baby to when he was 43 and got his 14th world title.For Kelly It started in Cocoa Beach Florida.he first board was a buggy board. he would spin in circles. then he go a real board and was killing it. he would always did good in contests. when he got on the tour people di [...]

    10. This book did not keep my interest at all. Don't get me wrong, I love surfing and Kelly Slater is awesome, but this book was just straight up boring. I don't really have any words to describe it. Granted, I don't love nonfiction, but I thought that this book would be really awesome. I don't really suggest this book, but if you enjoy nonfiction and surfing, then why not give it a try?

    11. The book "Pipe Dreams" by kelly slater is really good, and is very discriptive about all the acomplishments that he has done in his life, and that he wants to do in the future. Also it mentions alot about him and what he likes to do/did when he is not competing/ on the world tour (mon his spare time. It also shows how he got to where he is today and what he did to do it. So it is overall a good book.

    12. I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction books (hence the 3-star rating) but this was a nice look into the life and struggle of not only Kelly Slater, but the gradual steps that surfing has taken since the 80's. It has an interesting view into areas of his personal life and his own struggles with family, love, and overcoming obstacles. Not the best book you'll ever read about surfing, but definitely recommended for Slater fans and anyone who loves making those 6am runs to the beach.

    13. I thought that this book was an amazing biography on surfings biggest hero Kelly Slater. The writer told Kelly's story so amazingly and I loved the book and I never wanted it to end. The writer included every detail about his life and all of his surfing world titles. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested about Kelly Slater or just surfing in general.

    14. This book is not only a book about one of the best surfers in the world, it is about a six time world champion surfer. Kelly Slater shares his ups and his downs in life from winning his first surfing tournament, too braking up with Pamela Anderson. I recommend this book to anybody, you don't have to like Surfing, and you don't have to like Autobiographies. You just have to like suspense.

    15. Unless you are a Slater groupie pass this one up. It reads like a commercial for Kelly Slater inc, and aside from a funny anecdote about using an old wooden door for a board at one of the north shore breaks, this books is nothing special at all.Although he does get points for Pam Andersonjust saying.

    16. It was a breath of fresh air to know that even Kelly Slater, a multiple time ASP world champion, has obstacles he had to face in terms of fear and himself. I also enjoyed the fact that he didn't bullshit, was willing to admit his embarrassing moments and to his mistakes.

    17. He is human after all. Probably the one of the most selfish people I have ever read the biography of. I can t say that I found anything 'inspirational' in his story. World Surfing Champ pfffffft.World Selfish Chump!

    18. Pretty good story of Kelly's life up to 2003 or so. Even non-surfers could probably appreciate it. It does tend to focus a bit too much on competitions and results and such but I guess thats how Kelly's mind works.

    19. This is a book I couldn't put down. The book is by 7 time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater. The east coast kid from Cocoa Beach is good at telling about his past. He continues to strive to be above his game.

    20. I am learning about Kelly Slater's journey from an everyday surfer to the worlds best. I like this topic because I come from a family of surfers and I like to surf myself. I already know a lot about this topic. The book is from Kelly Slater's perspective which makes it interesting.

    21. Bomb book. One of the first books I ever read in my life and pumped me to win some surf competitions . . . even though i lived in Utah.

    22. This book was funny, though I am not sure if it was KS humor coming through or the person who helped him write it. Over all it was a nice look into pro surfing and how it is an under rated sport.

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