Kelly Slater is celebrating his 47th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed athletes of his generation.
Popular athlete Kelly Slater (Baywatch, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 47th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Slater, a cultural icon
Born Robert Kelly Slater in Cocoa Beach on February 11, 1972, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Slater's not just a great athlete, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Kelly hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Kelly Slater as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 47.
Happy Birthday, Kelly, you're the best!
Kelly Slater career in pictures
- Baywatch (2001 - 1989)
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