Cool Dad Job: Professional Surfer, Entrepreneur
Cool Dad Vibe: Ageless Dude
Cool Dad Bona Fides: When it comes to competitive surfing, there’s not all that much debate over the Greatest of All Time: That title safely goes to Kelly Slater, the 11-time World Champion surfer who has racked up 55 tournament wins in his decades-long dominance of the sport. After a long career of being unnervingly near perfection in competition, Slater, now 45, spends a bit more time out of the waves hanging at his landlocked surf ranch in Lemoore, California. There, he splits time between hanging with his 22-year-old daughter, getting bromantic with Chris Hemsworth, coming up with new lines for his sustainable surf company Outerknown, and perfecting his 700-yard-long wave machine (yes, he still surfs daily).