Robert Kelly Slater was born a surfer in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on February 11, 1972. Slater has been sponsored in the sport by Quiksilver since 1990 and has collected multiple surfing championships along the way, titles that have earned him the honorary “Greatest Surfer of All Time” title by fans and critics alike.
Not only is Slater talented in the water, he also rocks out with his guitar with his friends Eddie Vedder and Ben Harper. In 2006, Slater played a song on stage during both of their tours.
Slater has also been romantically linked to supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Pamela Anderson, and Cameron Diaz, and has a daughter, Taylor, born in June 1996.