Weight: 160 lbs
Stance: Regular (natural) foot
11-time ASP World Surfing Champion, Slater is the most accomplished competitive surfer in history. In his first season on tour in 1992, at the age of 20, he became the youngest surfer to ever win the world championship. By the time of his semi-retirement at the end of 1998, Slater had amassed a record six world titles and had become the highest prize money winner in the history of the sport. He had also developed an extraordinary skill range bridging the gap from the tiny beach breaks of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to the heaving reef break barrels of Hawaii. After returning to full-time competition, Slater went on to claim one of the sport's greatest feats when he won the Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau in 2002. He followed up with world title wins in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2011. To this day, The Eddie remains one of the most inspiring events for Slater. In 2009, he could taste victory after leading the day at the Bay from the first round of the morning. His committed tube ride attempts were some of the most phenomenal moments Waimea had witnessed. But a stealthy, late charge by Greg Long pushed Slater to 2nd.