Kelly Slater Biography

Kelly Slater is an American Professional Surfer. His favorite waves are Cloudbreak, Pipeline, and Deerfield Beach Pier. In 2003 and 2004 he won the Gold medal in the X-Games. He is also the older surfer to perform a 10 point ride in World Surf League at 2019 billabong Pipe Masters. Recently in 2022, he competed in Billabong Pro Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii, and also hints at retirement.

Early Life

Kelly was born on 11th February 1972 in Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States. The names of his parents are Judy Moriarity and Stephen Slater. He also has two brothers named Sean and Stephen. At the age of five, he started surfing. Kelly completed his high school education at Cocoa Beach Senior High School. The details about his further education have not been shared with the media yet. At a young age, he participated in various surfing competitions.

Kelly Slater Career

In 1984 he won his first age division United States Championship title in surfing. He decided to focus his career in the field of surfing. In 1990 he turned professional and was honored with Body Glove Surfboat in Trestles, California. From 1990 to 2022 he was seen in many surfing competitions and has been honored as well. In 1994 he has been crowned as World Surf League Champion and held the record 11 times. He was seen in various surfing events like Quiksilver Pro, Billabong Pro, Volcom Fiji Pro, Hurley Pro, Nike Pro US Open, Rip Curl Search, Hang Loose Pro, and others throughout his surfing career.

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He also joined Rob Machado and Peter King in a band named The Surfers. Apart from his surfing career, he has also made appearances in various TV series and films. He was seen in TV series named Baywatch, The Jersey, The Girls Next Door, and The Ultimate Surfer. His role in films are seen in Focus, Endless Summer, Hit & Run, The Show, Surf’s Up, Down the Barrel, One Track Mind, Campaign 1, Step into Liquid, Fighting fear, View from a Blue Moon, The Ocean, Waveriders and many more films.

Kelly Slater Biography

Real Name Robert Kelly Slater
Birth Date 11 February 1972
Age (as of 2022) 49 Years
Birth Place Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Profession Surfer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 72 kg  –  in Pounds –  159 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Green
Body Type Athletic


Father Stephen Slater
Mother Judy Moriarity
Brother Sean Slater, Stephen Slater



Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Girlfriend Kalani Miller
Children Taylor Slater

Personal Life

Kelly is dating his longtime girlfriend named Kalani Miller for more than five years. They are rumored to be engaged and not married yet. He has previously been in a relationship with Cameron Diaz, Pamela Anderson, and Gisele Bundchen. In 1996 he was blessed with his daughter named Taylor.

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Kelly Slater Net Worth

Kelly Slater has earned a lot as a Surfer, by participating in and winning matches. His career earnings have been estimated at around $4,071,360. He also earns through sponsorship, acting cameo, and as a musician. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $25 million.


  • He is a golfer and practices Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
  • His father was the bait store owner.
  • He plays guitar and ukulele.
  • At the age of 10, he won age division events.
  • In 2008 he wrote a book named Kelly Slater: For the Love.
  • He had an appearance in the music video of You Look So Fine by Garbage in 1999.
  • In 2003 he wrote a book named Pipe Dreams: A Surfers Journey.
  • He has declined to receive the Covid-19 vaccinations and has criticized vaccination campaigns along with restrictions imposed by the Australian government.
  • In 2016 the World Sur League acquired a majority stake in Kelly Slater Wave Company for an undisclosed sum.
  • He is a fundraiser and spoke person for Suicide prevention awareness.
  • He has established a Beverage Company named Purps and is the brand ambassador for The Chia Co.

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