Four time Fiji Pro Winner- Kelly Slater will end his glittering surfing career after the 2019 world tour.
The 46 year-old made the announcement at the World Surf League championship at Jeffreys Bay, where he made his return this week after suffering a foot injury in the event last year.
Slater made his plans public just a day after Australian surfing star Joel Parkinson announced he will retire from competition.
He has been crowned World Surf League Champion a record 11 times, including 5 consecutive titles in 1994-98.
He is the youngest (at age 20) and the oldest (at age 39) to win the title.