In the first part of our two-part interview above, Kelly Slater discusses what it means to be in the "The Greatest Athlete Ever" debate as well as his relationship with Andy Irons, his father, the future of Kelly Slater Wave Company, and words of wisdom that keep him going. Stay tuned. Part two drops next week. In it, Kelly discusses his politics, gun control, morality, why he likes to aggravate people on social media, and how the surfer stereotype has affected his approach to being a leader. Next Wedenesday. Don't miss it on Surfing's Definitive Online Community: theinertia.com.