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Happy Birthday to the GOAT

In the past 47 years the world has seen the birth of many amazing things: the internet, the electric car, the list is endless. But for those of us who obsess over surfing, there is one birth that matters most...Kelly Slater, born on February 11th 1972 in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

There's a chance you may know him as Jimmy Slade, the man in the van in Baywatch. You may know him as the creator of the greatest artificial wave system ever produced. You may know him as the co-founder of a sustainably sourced men's fashion brand. You may know him as the man who was Andy Iron's competitive foil. You may even know him as Eddie Vedder's jam session partner.

But most know him simply as the Greatest Of All Time. So we'll let the numbers do the talking.

  • 11 World Titles

  • 55 Championship Tour Victories

  • 804 Heat Wins

  • 30 Perfect Tens Scored

  • The Youngest and Oldest Men's World Champion

Enough said -- Happy Birthday Kelly Slater

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