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By age 10 he was winning age-division events up and down the Atlantic coast, and in 1984 he won his first age-division United States championship title.
Two years later he finished third in the junior division at the world amateur championships in England, and he won the Pacific Cup junior championship in Australia the following year.
Robert Kelly Slater (born February 11, 1972) is an American professional surfer, author, actor, model, environmental activist, businessman, and innovator, best known for his unprecedented 11 world surfing championships.
The son of a bait-store proprietor, Slater grew up near the water, and he began surfing at age five.
Slater played the recurring character Jimmy Slade on twenty-seven episodes of the popular TV show Baywatch in the early 1990s.
After turning professional in 1990, Slater struggled during his first two years on the professional tour, finishing 90th and 43rd in the world rankings those years.
In 1992 he secured podium (top-three) finishes in three of his first five events before winning his first professional tour event, the Rip Curl Pro, in France.
People get in this dark place and they don't know what to do so it's always nice to see a non-profit that isn't turning into anything else other than just trying to help people." Slater is passionate about preserving oceans globally and protecting temperate reefs in California through his relationship with Reef Check.
On May 8, 2010 the United States House of Representatives honored Slater in H. 792 for his "outstanding and unprecedented achievements in the world of surfing and for being an ambassador of the sport and excellent role model." He historically and exclusively rode Channel Islands Surfboards equipped with his own signature series of FCS fin masons.
He also performed Rockin' in the Free World with grunge band Pearl Jam on July 7, 2006 in San Diego.