Unless you have been living a life in the wilderness, void of twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, you may have noticed that Kelly Slater has added to his already stellar reputation as all round good guy with his latest act of Slater-ness on Hawaii’s North Shore.
Not only has Kelly led our great sport into realms of publicity that were once never thought possible, but now has decided to put his best superhero talents on show by saving a young mother and her 22 month old child following a freak wave on the North Shore.
Sarah White from Australia and her young son Van were walking close to a bridge crossing at Rockpiles, Hawaii, when a freak wave swept them off their feet and submerged her son’s pram. Slater, who was nearby checking the waves, heard the mother’s calls for help and sprinted to her aid with several lifeguards. After some quick thinking, Slater managed to help young Van to the surface and get the child’s pram upright, proceeding to help the pair to safety. In true Kelly fashion, after the whole ordeal was over, he gave the visibly shaken pair a lift home.
It’s been a hell of a week for Kelly after his win at the Volcom Pipe Pro, massive Waimea, and saving lives - not that we needed any further proof of his all round awesome-ness, but don’t we all just love the champ!
For footage of the incident check out Freddy Booth’s instagram here…