Slater talks surfing with Dalai Lama

Updated: May 9, 2011, 3:17 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN Action Sports

Before the start of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro on Tuesday, current World No.1 Kelly Slater withdrew from the event. The waves in Australia were so good that he didn't want to leave, so he stayed an extra day and didn't arrive in the U.S. until Wednesday. "I also cut my leg a couple days ago and didn't realize how bad it was at first, so I decided to withdraw and give my spot to someone else," Slater says.

So, what did Slater do with his extra time last week? Meet the Dalai ...

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