Fast Facts

  • Won his first surfing tournament, the Body Glove Surf Bout III, in 1990.
  • Won a record 11 world championships, including 5 consecutive titles from 1994 to 1998.
  • Played recurring character Jimmy Slade during the 1992-93 season of Baywatch.
  • Formed a band called The Surfers with Rob Machado and Peter King.
  • Released his autobiography, Pipe Dreams, in 2003.
  • Donated one of his winning surfboards to the Smithsonian in 2011.
  • Launched a clothing line, Outerknown, in 2015 that was made from recycled fishing nets.


  • Stephen Slater — Father
  • Judy Moriarity — Mother
  • Sean Slater — Brother
  • Taylor Slater — Daughter
  • Stephen Slater — Brother


  • Birth Name: Robert Kelly Slater
  • Birth Place: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
  • Profession: Surfer

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