The man is talking about aerials.
But the half-Syrian Slater is wrong about one thing (yes, he is half-Syrian). I think the future of the surfing is about riding The Edge... and this Edge isn't always what you do, but where you do it. It is must be both fresh and thrilling, evoking and groundbreaking. And while this includes aerials, it is not confined to it.
Surfing from Israel to Lebanon is an evolution of its own.
Because "The Edge it's still out there." --Hunter S. Thompson