World champ Kelly Slater's surfing legacy

KELLY SLATER'S STELLAR SURFING CAREER

- Wins the Body Glove Surf Bout contest in 1990 at 18 before being signed by Quiksilver on a six-figure contract

- Becomes the youngest surfing world champion at age 20 in 1992

- Wins the title for five consecutive years from 1994

- Announces his retirement from the tour as a full-time competitor in 1999

- Rejoins the tour full-time in 2002

- Begins a rivalry with the late Andy Irons, who was world champion for three consecutive years from 2002

- Slater reclaims the title in 2005 and 2006

- Battles Mick Fanning for the title for the next few years until winning again in 2008, 2010 and 2011

- His 2011 win at age 38 makes him the oldest world champion

- Narrowly loses the title in 2012 to Australia's Joel Parkinson

- Wins his 55th championship tour event in Tahiti and hints at retirement

- Withdraws from the J-Bay Open in South Africa in 2017 after breaking his foot

- The 46-year-old makes his comeback at the same event one year later, announcing his retirement plans the same day