How long would it take me to learn to surf?
KS: With anything, it's your attitude. If you go out, you could look like a total idiot. But if you're having a good time and you're excited about it, you're going to want to learn.
Is it fair to say that in a surfing competition, the guy who wins is the guy who's having the most fun?
KS: If you have two guys who are comparable in skills and one guy is having more fun, he's probably looser and more relaxed and surfing better. And probably making better decisions. When you get tense, everything sort of falls apart. So there's some truth to that.
Are you going to compete next year?
KS: I don't know yet. I'm sure I'm going to compete a bit, but I'm the second-oldest guy on tour. Thirty-eight is ancient in our sport, or at least it used to be.
Can you just walk away right now?
KS: I think so [laughs]. Well, I'll find out shortly. If I do, I can. It's hard when you're at the top of something to say, "That's it."
Don't you want to go with the motto "11 in '11"?
KS: Well, 10 in '10 was good. I've just got to keep up. Or wait 100 years.