Kelly Slater passes out during breathing class


Yesterday, Kelly Slater gave us all a glimpse of his interesting training regime, which apparently involves the risk of passing out.

He was doing breathing exercises with the “Iceman” Wim Hof in Malibu, California, when he fainted.

He said it felt like his face had just been tackled.

“You knocked yourself out,” Hof told Slater in the short clip.

Hof teaches classes that link breath with concentration, something he said helps him withstand extremely cold temperatures.

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He hosts a number of breathing retreats and preaches the benefits of exposing yourself to cold temperatures.

Slater dropped out of the Oi Rio Pro which is going on now in Brazil citing personal reasons.

According to Hof’s website, he is able to hold his breath for six minutes.

That could come in extremely handy for Slater when surfing giant waves that can hold a person under for minutes.

In order to attend the retreat over the weekend, participants had to have been practicing Hof’s methods for at least six weeks so don’t try this at home kids!

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