Kelly Slater has suffered a freak accident at South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay resulting in a gruesome foot injury.
The 11-time World Surf League champion broke multiple bones in his right foot forcing him out of competition.
Slater posted a photo of the nasty break on his Instagram account.
“I pulled into a barrel this morning and the whitewash bounced the board back into my foot as I hit the closeout, taking all the pressure into the metatarsals. Kinda like smashing my foot with a big hammer as hard as I can,” Slater wrote.
“Sorta feels like I'm giving birth out of my foot right now!,” he said.
Slater says he will be out for at least six-weeks meaning he will not be able to compete in Tahiti.