There are millions of boys who when confronted with the question “what would you like to be when you grow up?” would respond with Doctor, Pilot, Firefighter. Consider changing their bedtime story book to Force of Nature and I guarantee you the answer to that very popular question will unanimously be “I WANNA GROW UP TO BE A BIG WAVE SURFER LIKE LAIRD HAMILTON”.
Many a surfer can call themselves fit, strong, in top physical shape, but none can come close to encompass the sheer power and force that is Laird Hamilton. Thanks to his famous surfer stepfather, Billy Hamilton, Laird has been cutting waves since the tender age of three. He continues to amaze humanity by putting himself in the most harrowing situations imaginable and emerging unscathed. Some of his notable achievements are breaking the European Windsurfing speed record, crossing the English Channel on a paddle board and surfing the wave called Teahupoo which was later labelled the heaviest wave ever ridden. Laird is known as the guiding genius of cross-over board sports, and he is truly amazing and almost indestructible in the water.
So take these next few paragraphs as a test to your physical and mental abilities and see if you can keep up with the likes of one of the biggest surfing legends of all time. Have a look at the tips below and get a quick sense of what it takes to walk a day in the shoes of Laird Hamilton (although he prefers to go barefoot).
EAT LIKE LAIRD: