Freestyle Watches | Slater Trout
Slater Trout, one of stand up paddling’s young stars, is a proven and dedicated athlete. Just out of high school, Slater is now looking forward to being singularly focused on training, traveling and competing both in racing and waves. Born in Florida and moving to Hawaii in the sixth grade, Slater began his stand up paddling career at age 11 and won his first SUP wave contest (the first junior SUP wave event ever held) at 12. Soon after, his racing career took off as well. Since then he has been a podium finisher at the last six Battle of the Paddles, including a second place finish in 2009 at age 14 behind Australia’s Jamie Mitchell. He loves to train for racing but waves are way more fun and trips to places like Indo, Australia and Taiwan have been a highlight for Slater. Another highlight is all the amazing people he has gotten to know along the way. LIfe beyond SUP for Slater includes a passion for photography, travel and music. His favorite Freestyle watches (like the Mariner and Predator) keep him on pace during training paddles and in wave contest heats. Join us as we welcome Slate Trout to the Freestyle Athlete Ambassador Team!
Hometown: Maui, Hawaii
Sponsors: Boardworks, Infinity, Maui Jim, Freestyle, X-1, FCS, Camelbak, OAM
Best Results: six time podium finisher at the Battle of the Paddle, including 2nd place at the age of 14, ranked 3rd in the SUP World Series 2012, Sunset Beach World Tour trial winner 2011.
Freestyle Watch: The Mariner in Red
Book: Life of Pi
Surf Spot: Indo
Surf Trip: Indo
Surfer: I like Andy Iron's style of surfing
Words to live by: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone" - Bill Cosby
Slater Trout – Official Facebook Fan Page
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Slater Trout – slatertrout.com