Kelly Slater: He was born on February 11, 1972. He is an American professional surfer, best known for being crowned World Surf League champion a record 11 times. Slater is widely regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all time.

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Kelly Slater Biography

Kelly Slater

He has two brothers, Sean and Stephen, and a daughter, Taylor, born in 1996. Slater grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida, where he still lives.

He is the son of Judy Moriarty and Stephen Slater. The son of a bait-store proprietor, Slater grew up near the water, and he began surfing at age five.

By age 10 he was winning age-division events up and down the Atlantic coast, and in 1984 he won his first age-division United States championship title.

Two years later he finished third in the junior division at the world amateur championships in England, and he won the Pacific Cup junior championship in Australia the following year.

After turning professional in 1990, Slater struggled during his first two years on the professional tour, finishing 90th and 43rd in the world rankings those years.

In 1992 he secured podium (top-three) finishes in three of his first five events before winning his first professional tour event, the Rip Curl Pro, in France.

His win in that year’s prestigious Pipeline Masters in Hawaii secured his first world title, and at age 20 he became the youngest surfing world champion ever.

Slater has declined to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations and has criticised the campaign to get people vaccinated against the virus, especially the restrictions imposed by the Australian government.

Kelly Slater Wife

If you’re a surfer, you may be wondering if Kelly Slater has a wife. The actor, model, and entrepreneur has been involved with a number of women before he made his relationship with Kalani Miller public. They have been dating for five years.

Here’s a look at some of their relationship history. They met in the early 1990  while both were appearing in the Baywatch television series.

Despite rumours of a possible Kelly Slater wife, the two have yet to announce their union. While Kelly Slater has been dating Ashley Miller since 2008, there are rumours that the couple has gotten engaged in 2016.

Kelly Slater Accomplishments 

Slater historically and exclusively rode Channel Islands Surfboards equipped with his own signature series of FCS fins.

As the media hype grew around Slater’s lack of board stickers in 2015, Slater had been seen riding unlabelled Fire wire surfboards, acquiring the company in 2014.

In 2016 Slater released his own line of boards. As of August 2017 there are four Slater Designs models in the Fire wire range: the Gamma, Cymatic, Omani and Sci-fi.

In 2014, Slater launched the beverage company Purps in collaboration with RVCA founder Pat Tenore and Dr. Chris Schaumburg.

Since 2013, Slater has been a brand ambassador for The Chia Company, based in western Australia.

1. Surfing

He was never truly comfortable in waves of consequence until a trip to Oahu in 1987. A giant northwest swell was pounding the coast, closing out breaks from Waimea to Sunset.

He drove to Makaha, where he was greeted with 40′ (Hawaiian scale) waves breaking across the bay. Slater parked and saw Brandon “Big Wave” Davis waxing up his 11′ board.

Big Wave Davis simply gave Slater a wink and they paddled out, trading waves all afternoon. Slater credits Davis in his biography stating “Brandon’s knowledge and poise in large surf had a huge impact on my career.

Anytime I’m dropping in to a big wave, I think back to that wink in the Makaha parking lot and I push myself over the edge. Slater at Trestles, San Clemente State Beach, California Some of his favorite surf spots include Mondos in Ventura, California, Pipeline in Hawaii.

Kirra in Australia, Jeffreys Bay in South Africa, Minis in Ireland, Taghazout in Morocco, Veiny’s in New Zealand, Soup Bowls in Barbados, and Sebastian Inlet near his home in Florida.

2. Wave Pool

Aerial photograph of 80-acre parcel of land in South Florida proposed to be developed with surf facility (outlined in red).

Wave Pool was a ten-year ‘experiment’ to create the perfect inland wave situated in inland California.

Kelly modeled the wave after a combination of Lower Trestles, California, a tubing wave on Oahu, Hawaii, and a secret right in Micronesia in the Marshall Islands.

The project was a success and the surfing world was abuzz with the possibilities, mostly due to the wave’s perfect shape and speed.

Kelly Films

  • Surfers – The Movie (1990)
  • Kelly Slater in Black and White (1991)
  • Momentum 1 (1992)
  • Focus (1994)
  • Endless Summer II (1994)
  • Factory Seconds (1995)
  • Momentum 2 (1996)
  • Good Times (1996)
  • Bustin’ Down the Door (2008)
  • One Track Mind (2008)
  • Kelly Slater Letting Go (2008)
  • Wave riders (2008)
  • The Ocean (2008)
  • A Fly in the Champagne (2009) (featuring Kelly Slater and Andy Irons)
  • Cloud 9 (2009)
  • Keep Surfing (2009)
  • Ultimate Wave Tahiti (2010)
  • Fighting Fear (2011)
  • Wave Warriors 3
  • View from a Blue Moon (2015)
  • Momentum Generation (2018)

Kelly Television

  • Baywatch = 27 episodes (1992–1996)
  • The Jersey = surfing episode 18 (2001)
  • The Girls Next Door = “Surf’s Up” (one episode)
  • The Ultimate Surfer = “Kelly-vision” cameos

Kelly Physical Appearance

Height = 5 ft, 9 in 175 cm
Weight = 160 lbs 73 kg

Kelly Net Worth

The net worth of Kelly $25 million dollars.

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