Kelly Slater is a talented American surfer and guitarist. Kelly Slater is famous for winning the World Surf League championship a record 11 times.
Table of Biography
Kelly Slater was born on 11 February 1972 and he is currently 50 years old. Slater hails from Cocoa Beach, Florida, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. Likewise, his full name is Robert Kelly Slater.
Talking about his family, his parents are Judy Moriarity and Stephen Slater. Similarly, he has two brothers namely Sean and Stephen.
Slater is a son of a bait-store proprietor. As such, this personality grew up near the water. Hence, Slater began to surf at the young age of 5 years. By the age of 10 years, this personality was winning age-division events up and down the Atlantic coast.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Kelly Slater is a surfer who is best known for being crowned World Surf League champion a record 11 times. This personality is widely famous as the greatest professional surfer of all time. Besides surfing, he is also an avid golfer and he also practices the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Talking about the beginning of his career in surfing, he won his 1st age-division United States championship title in 1984. After 2 years, Slater finished 3rd in the junior division at the world amateur championships in England. In the following years, he won the Pacific Cup junior championship in Australia.
He turned professional in the year 1990. Following this, this personality struggled during his first two years on the professional tour and was 43rd in the world rankings those years. In the year 1992, this personality secured podium (top-three) finishes in three of his first five events. He then won his 1st professional tour event – the Rip Curl Pro – in France.
In the same year, Slater’s win at the prestigious Pipeline Masters in Hawaii secured his 1st world title. Then at the age of 20 years, this personality became the youngest surfing world champion.
In the 1993 rankings, this personality finished 6th. He came back in 1994 to win the world tour during 1994–1998. Following this, this personality took a break from competitive surfing at the end of 1998. He later returned to the world pro tour in the year 2002.
This personality also plays guitar and ukulele. As such, Slater has performed with Jack Johnson and Angus Stone. Moreover, this personality also joined Rob Machado and Peter King in a band called “The Surfers”. He also performed a song with Ben Harper during Ben’s concert in Santa Barbara on 1 August 2006. Additionally, he also performed Rockin’ in the Free World on 7 July 2006 with grunge band “Pearl Jam”.
In the year 1999, Slater also worked alongside Garbage singer Shirley Manson. The two appeared in the promotional video for the band’s single You Look So Fine. Additionally, this personality had a recurring role as Jimmy Slade on Baywatch in the early 1990s. Also, he made an appearance in an episode of The Girls Next Door.
Moving on, Kelly has a net worth of around $25 million US dollars. His earnings are through his various involvements in the entertainment industry, surfing competitions, etc.
Kelly Slater is in a romantic relationship with Kalani Miller (@kalanimiller). Slater and Miller have been together for more than 15 years. Slater doesn’t have any children with Miller yet. However, he does have a daughter named Taylor (@hifromtaylor) from his previous relationship. This personality welcomed his daughter in the year 1996.
Kelly Slater stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm and his weight is around 161 lb or 73 kgs. Likewise, Slater has mesmerizing green eyes and brown hair.
Talking about his social media presence, Kelly Slater joined Twitter in April 2009 and so far has over 899.8K followers on his @kellyslater account. Similarly, his username on Instagram is @kellyslater. As of August 2022, this profile has over 3.1 million followers. Likewise, he has over 1.9 million followers on his official Facebook profile.