On June 8, 2012 the Volcom Fiji Pro was called off for the day because the waves were huge and unruly. After the call was made to call off the contest, the wind direction changed, the tide dropped and the waves turned into absolute perfection. In a stroke of genius, the guys at Volcom decided to put Slater in the commentating booth and live stream the free surf.
Slater was frothing for the full 30 minute webcast, which you can see below he talked about the decision to call off the contest.
A lot of people were complaining that the contest wasn’t on. It was very difficult. The waves looked amazing and the pictures looked perfect but it’s a different situation when you are out there. Now, it’s a completely different story. It’s one of the best big wave days of all time. This is a day to be remembered in the history of surfing. -Kelly Slater
Take a look at the video below and witness surfing history.