As soon as I discovered surfing and the World Championship Tour, all of the video, mags and books made it very clear that Kelly Slater is the best competition surfer in history! He is an 11 time world champion (the next closest to him has won only 3) and is at least as successful in his sport as any other single athlete.
I'm kind of surprised that it took me this long to illustrate something in surfing, as it's such a fantastic visual medium with the natural flow and momentum of the water. In any case, here it is! I hope you enjoy :)
... and here's hoping that Kelly continues to win :)