Tate was born to an Irish heritage, his mother being Irish. However, since they struggled with money, Christine decided that they should move to California where her parents were. He grew up by the beach, always swimming and swimming. He was able to surf at 7 years old and was always a pro at 12. He ran a shack with his mum and knew how to bar tend and do business. He had many girlfriends at 12, and almost had a boyfriend. He left his mother for camp when he was claimed at 13 and stayed at Camp. In the holidays he would come home but he's generally busy. When he was 15, he decided to build, with the help of the Hephaestus cabin and his siblings, a beach shack and a home in the shack. He would run it from 7AM to when the sun is about to set.