Kelly Slater is not human. He seems to have been born with an extra gene that allows him to a) not age, and b) do things on a surfboard that mere mortals are simply incapable of matching. With 11 world titles under his belt—including five in a row, from 1994 to 1998—Slater is not only the most dominant surfer of all time, he’s one of the most dominant male athletes of all time. He’s a legend of the surf world and one of the more bad-ass fortysomethings on the planet. He’s also sitting in second place in this year’s ASP World Championship Tour rankings, within striking distance of current leader Gabriel Medina and an absurd 12th career world title—at 42.