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Kelly Slater first jumped on a surfboard when he was a kid near his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida. His dad owned a bait and tackle store near the ocean, so Kelly would be at the beach searching for big waves almost every day after school - and sometimes even before school. His dedication paid off and by the time he was a teenager, Kelly Slater had a reputation as one of the best surfers around. He was appearing in surf magazines and even had an agent. Kelly won his first world title in 1992, at the age of 20, making him the youngest world champion ever. He was also the oldest to win the ASP World Tour Champion at the age of 39.


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  • Kelly Slater had a reoccurring role on the TV show Baywatch in the early '90s.
  • Kelly Slater's favorite hobby to relieve stress is fishing.
  • Kelly Slater has been romantically linked to Pamela Anderson, Gisele Bundchen and Cameron Diaz.
  • Kelly Slater has a daughter named Taylor.
  • Kelly Slater once had a band that was fittingly called The Surfers.
  • Kelly Slater released his autobiography, Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey, in 2003.
  • Kelly Slater once has a video game named after him called Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer.
  • Kelly Slater's favorite places to surf are Hawaii and Australia.
  • In May 2005, in the final heat of the Billabong Tahiti Pro contest at Teahupo'o, Slater became the first surfer ever to be awarded two perfect scores for a total 20 out of 20 points under the ASP two-wave scoring system.
  • On September 15, 2007, Kelly Slater passed Tom Curren's longstanding WCT tour victory record of 33 with his win at the Boost Mobile Pro at Lowers Trestles.
  • He did it again on June 2013 at the quarter finals at the Volcom Fiji Pro with two perfect ten waves, only the fourth person in history to do so.
  • Since 1990, Slater had been sponsored primarily by surfwear industry giant Quiksilver until his recent departure on April 1, 2014 to collaborate with fashion brand conglomerate Kering.

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