Kelly Slater Talks Surf With Space Station Astronaut-Fan Christina Hammock Koch

It’s no secret that 11-time world champ Kelly Slater has hoards of followers all throughout Earth. You may even name his browsing skill and affect out of this world. On Friday, Slater validated these ‘otherworldly’ claims as his fan base took one large, extra-terrestrial leap past bizarre world admiration.

This morning, the best surfer of all time had slightly chat with a surfer who simply so occurred to be floating in orbit. As reported by the OC Register, Christina Hammock Koch is an astronaut — and avid surfer — who grew up Jacksonville, North Carolina, and is presently serving an 11-month residency on the Worldwide Space Station.

Koch grew up within the water and, through the dialog, expressed that getting again to the seaside is on the high of her checklist when she returns to Earth (that, apart from seeing her household once more).

Not too long ago, Slater despatched a signed WSL jersey — the one which he wore within the Oi Rio Professional Championship Tour contest in Brazil — as much as Koch on the Space Station as a present. Slater posted a photograph on Instagram of the jersey in her spacecraft.

“So my @wsl Oi Rio Pro Jersey made its way into lower earth orbit on the #ISS to my friend @astro_christina who is spending 11 months up there! (Her side hustle is taking pictures of coastlines/potential surf spots around the globe for me!),” Slater wrote within the Instagram put up.

Within the dialog, Slater requested Koch a number of questions from followers, they talked about environmental points and pure disasters seen from house, and so they even touched on how Koch goes about scouting surf spots from house. Evidently, Koch has the prime seat for surf exploration, and has even posted images she’s taken of world-class surf spots.

On Dec. 28, Koch broke the file for the longest single spaceflight by a girl, at 289 days, reports the Register. She’ll nonetheless be up there for a number of extra weeks, and is scheduled to come back dwelling on the finish of February. She is going to then have logged a whopping 328 days in house — and will certainly be prepared for a soothing surf close to dwelling.


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