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Rewind Me: Kelly Slater in Black and White Presented by Channel Islands

It’s 25 years later. But it all feels so right now. All of it.

We recently sat down with Kelly and had him do a bit of remembering about the year 1990, when he was sleeping on the cat-piss infested (and more) floor of then Quiksilver team manager (and eventual Volcom co-founder) Richard “Wooly” Woolcott, surfing contests and filming for a video (that wasn’t even meant to be a full-length movie) and has come to be the definitive introduction to our King.

In today’s trip down memory lane Kelly takes us behind the scenes, explains what may be the reasoning behind his early obsession with proving people wrong, his charm, his skills, his marketability. It’s all blooming in this film. Pretty rad to sit down with the man himself, who is still just as exciting now as he was as an up and coming hype machine. God damn it’s been a good 25 years, Kelly.

Be sure to check back to What Youth tomorrow as we’ll be streaming the film, Kelly Slater in Black and White in it’s entirety.

Special thanks to Kelly Slater, Richard Woolcott, Troy Eckert and Channel Islands Surfboards for making this Rewind Me happen.

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Rewind Me: Voluptuous: The Big Movie Jason Kenworthy’s ’90s anthem in its entirety

The intro to the movie sums it up best: there’s a tattoo, a punch, a hot ass and Kelly at Backdoor. More raw than Taylor Steele’s vids, all the antics of a classic …Lost vid, but a more exlcectic cast of characters and soundtrack. Voluptuous was the clincher vid on why surfing fucking ruled in…

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Rewind Me: Voluptuous An interview with Jason Kenworthy, the man behind one of the most underground, raw surf vids of the ’90s. Come back tomorrow for the whole movie in it’s entirety.

The ’90s were dominated by Taylor Steele. His videos were clean, had great music, few funny skits, always got you psyched. But it wasn’t the only game in town. There were also …Lost vids, and for the deeper collector: There was Voluptuous. Voluptuous had everyone in it and more. Plus one of the best soundtracks…

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Rewind Me: Kelly Slater in Black and White Presented by Channel Islands

Our introduction to the King

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Rewind Me: First Chapter With Dane Reynolds

Dane Reynolds on the making of his signature film First Chapter

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Rewind Me: 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ With Matt Biolos and Mike Reola

The importance of the “little fish film.”

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Rewind Me: The Show With Taylor Steele

Sandwiched between Good Times and Loose Change, The Show was both the end of the “punk rock” moment in surfing and the beginning of the Momentum Generation’s big debut.

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Rewind Me: Runman 69 With Ray Kleinman

This was raw. Not even carried in surf shops usually and released when surfing was coming out of it’s first industry spit shine.

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