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Pro surfer Kelly Slater – considered by many to be the greatest of all time – has revealed that he has been vegan for a month.

According to the athlete, who has won the World Surf League Championship a record 11 times – he is ‘feeling good’ on the new regime.

Animal charity PETA says the star agreed to participate in its two-week vegan challenge earlier this year, and it seems that Slater has decided to stick with it.


The star took to Instagram stories to post about his lifestyle.

He wrote: “Been vegan nearly a month now. Feeling good.

“Much better digestion and variety of healthy foods eating this way.”


This is not the first time Slater has spoken about veganism.

In a video last year, he revealed that he was ‘working [his] way in the direction’ of going plant-based, citing environmental and health benefits.

According to the surfing legend, he hasn’t consumed milk for many years.

PETA says: “Those who follow him on Twitter and Instagram know that he’s long been opposed to consuming milk, cheese, and other animal-derived foods.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.