Dannie Slater, generally known as Surfer Dude, is a surfer who never surfs. He is a miscreant who is trying his hardest to change his criminal ways and improve his life. He recently proposed to his longtime on-again-off-again girlfriend, Jessie Wolfhart.
Brother of pro surfer Kelly Slater, Dannie was disowned by his parents at a young age for not being as good at surfing as his older brother. This started Dannie down a dark path, and after the death of his grandfather, he moved to Las Ventures where he lived homeless for a prolonged period of time. Eventually, Dannie moved further west to the city of Los Santos, where he currently resides. Dannie is renowned for his oafish personality and his nefarious lifestyle.