Kelly Slater Foundation
About Us

Inaugural Foundation Benefit

The Kelly Slater Foundation was officially introduced at an inaugural benefit event on April 19th, 2008 in San Clemente, California. The benefit featured a one of a kind acoustic performance by multi-platinum rock and roll legend Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and raised over $300,000. A large majority of these funds went toward Surfriders "Save Trestles" campaign. This campaign fights the ongoing legal battle to prevent the construction of a new toll road in Orange County which threatens the historic Trestles surf break. Other beneficiaries of the event included LA Surf Bus, Surfers Healing, MiOcean, the Quiksilver Foundation, Pipeline to a Cure and others.

Kelly Slater Invitational

The Kelly Slater Invitational (KSI) is a unique surf, music and lifestyle event. Past events were organized to raise awareness and financial support for Reef Check, an International organization dedicated to protecting and rehabilitating the world’s delicate ocean reefs. The events also provided a venue to explore a number of experimental surfing formats. Past invitational events have been made for television specials and have aired on OLN and MTV. Past guests have included Perry Ferrell, Jackson Browne, G Love, Marisa Miller, Alessandra Ambrosia, Tom Curren, Andy and Bruce Irons and Taj Burrows.

10’s for Kids Program

Since 2002, Jim MacDonald and other philanthropists have been making donations for every perfect 10 Kelly achieves at World Championship Tour events. These monies go specifically to the Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) located in Melbourne, Florida. The SCEIC has a unique, interdisciplinary pre-school program that brings special needs children alongside their typically developing peers for the learning process. “This interaction allows for role-modeling from peers and prepares the children for the eventual mainstream experience.” Sign up for Kelly’s 10”s for Kids Program to participate. Every time Kelly scores a 10 we’ll notify by email so that you can make a donation online.