Kelly SlaterKelly Slater won 11 (ELEVEN) world cup titles which makes him by far most successful surfer in the history of surfing and most likely also one of the most if not THE most successful athlete in any sport. His reign on the World cup of surfing spans over 20 ears and he is at the same time the youngest and the oldest surfer to ever win a world title.
Kelly was born in a small Florida town called Cocoa Beach on February 11, 1972. This is where he grew up and learned how to surf together with his two brothers - older Sean Slater and younger Stephen Slater. He still calls Cocoa Beach his home but he has houses all over the world.
Two of his homebreaks where he learned how to surf are Cocoa Beach /Sebastian Inlet, both in Florida, USA. He later said that growing up and surfing Cocoa beach greatly influenced his attitude towards surfing and helped him achieve what he did.
A FEW FACTSHe has a regular (natural) foot stance on a surfboard. That means he surfs with his left leg infornt and his right leg in the back.
He weights around 160 lbs (72.5kgs) and is 5'9” (175cm) tall.
His sponsors include his longtime sponsor Quiksilver wetsuits and clothing and other sponsors like Boost mobile, Channel Islands surfboards, Komunity Project accessories etc...
His primary shaper that makes most of his surfboards is Al Merrick. Pro surfers have loads and loads of different surfboards. Kelly Slaters average board quiver looks something like this: A 5’10”, 6’1”, 6’3” and 6’6” when on the road.
His favourite waves are Kirra (Australia) and Pipe (Hawaii).
His favorite surfers are Tom Curren, Tom Carroll, Mark Occhilupo, Martin Potter, Andy Irons and Shane Dorian.
When he’s not in the water, you can find him playing golf, playing music, fishing or enjoying life of a star.
SURFING RECORDS BROKEN
By 2013 Kelly Slater has broken every possible competitive surfing record out there. He obviously has the most world titles, he also has the most event victories, he has won the most heats, he made the biggest pile of money and was the first surfer to get two perfect tens in a heat which is the highest possible score.
After 10th title...
In the 90's he was a member of a band called The Surfers. He is also friends with Jack Johnson and a few other musicians.
If you don't count his parts in countless surfing movies he also had a few parts on Hollywood like Baywatch, voice of a surfer in Surf's Up and more.
There are two biographies about him. First one is called Pipe Dreams: A Surfers Journey and came out in 2004 and the second is called For The Love and came out in 2008.
CHARITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Kelly is also active when it comes to charity and environment protection. He supports Reef Check, Borgen, Sea Shepherds and also has his own charity Kelly Slater Foundation.
MORE ON KELLY SLATER
This site was a fansite dedicated to him. Unfortunately I do not have enough time to keep this site fresh and updated so this website is no longer active. If you want to know more about Kelly I suggest you visit some of the links below:
Then there is his Facebook page
And his Twitter account
And of course Instagram profile
Full biography, with all his surfing victories on 360guide.info
Career Galley on Surfsalad.com
Slater profile and stats on ASP website