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Kelly Slater Biography

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

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



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