After almost a quarter century, pro surfer Kelly Slater is leaving Quiksilver. The 11-time World surfing Champion announced that he would be departing from Quik after 23 years of sponsorship with the brand.

“They’ve supported me through good times and bad, personal hardships and competitive triumphs, and never wavered in backing my choices and desires in all that time,” explains Slater.


Slater will be embarking on a new sponsorship deal with The Kering Group, a family controlled, listed company responsible for brands like Puma, Volcom, Electric and Gucci.

“So I am excited to tell you that I’ve chosen The Kering Group as a partner. They share my values and have the ability to support me in all of my endeavors. I look forward to exploring all of the new opportunities this partnership will provide, but this hasn’t happened by chance, nor has it happened without an incredible amount of work by a few key individuals.” Explains Slater.” As I embark on this new journey, I am sticking to my gut instincts and the belief that your dreams can become reality with the right intentions. I look forward to sharing more about it soon.”