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Quiksilver ends sponsorship of surfer Kelly Slater
Quiksilver ends sponsorship of surfer Kelly Slater

Quiksilver announced Tuesday that it had ended its more than 20-year sponsorship of surfer Kelly Slater. Slater, one of the world’s most recognizable surfers and athletes, has been sponsored by the Huntington Beach-based action sports company since he was 18 years old. Slater is the youngest and the oldest surfer to win the ASP World Championship; among his multiple wins was the ASP title at both age 20 and 39. “There is little I can say that would give the credit due or cover the debt of gratitude I feel on a personal and professional level to Quiksilver,” Slater wrote in a post on his Facebook page, adding, “They've supported me through good times and...

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