Kelly Slater buys Wheels N Waves

Photo- Surfer Mag
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In an unexpected move, 11 time World Champion, Kelly Slater has purchased a majority of shares in Maine surf shop Wheels N Waves. Longtime owner Vic Brazen was surprised as anyone by the offer, but said “When someone like Kelly wants to get involved you don’t say no.” Slater also recently purchased stakes in Firewire Surfboards,┬áNorth Carolina’s Real Watersports and is about to launch a new surfboard brand called Wheelhouse. When asked about the purchase Slater stated that “Since I was buying all these other things, I figured why not. It wasn’t very expensive and being that we’re around the same age it seemed to be a good fit for me.” Details of the deal haven’t been released, but it’s rumored to be in the thousands.