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73 rd / 3834

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53 years old

1.91 m

Laird Hamilton is an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie.  He is regarded as one of todays best known big wave surfers.  But at 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is unique.  In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird is known as the world-renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. In short, Laird Hamilton is the essential Water Man.

Over the last decade Laird has transcended surfing to become an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. Many of today’s top professional athletes and celebrities look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts.  Partnering with his wife, pro-volleyball player and TV personality Gabby Reece, along with Crossfit Endurance founder and author Brian Mackenzie, Laird created XPT–a unique and powerful fitness training and lifestyle program featuring these unique water workouts, performance breathing, recovery methods, and high-intensity fitness and endurance training for both elite athletes and those seeking every day fitness. Laird’s first book, Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, and, Of Course, Surfing (Rodale Books, 2008), has become the go-to manual for people seeking inspiration for a healthy lifestyle and hit the New York Times Bestseller list within two weeks of publication. He is also a contributing editor for Men’s Journal, where he writes about his own fitness, health and nutrition philosophies.

Laird has also appeared in a number of feature films and surfing documentaries including Radical Attitude (1992), Wake Up Call (1996), Step into Liquid, (2003), Riding Giants (2004) where he also served as executive producer, and as a stunt man or surfer in The Decendants (2014), Water World (1995), Die Another Day (2002) and Point Break (2015).  In addition to his film work, Laird has appeared on numerous television shows such as Oprah’s Master Class, Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes, Chelsea Handler, Conan O’Brien, Steven Colbert, and The Ellen Degeneres Show.

Laird has a passion for helping others live happy, healthy lives, as exhibited through his work with charities such as the Surfrider Foundation, Race Across America, Pipeline for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, Rain Catcher, Muscular Dystrophy and City Of Hope.

Laird lives with wife Gabrielle Reece and their daughters on the Hawaiʻian island of Kauaʻi six months out of the year during surfs’ swell season and during the offseason, in Malibu, California.


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Stand Up Paddle

Laird Hamilton en stand up foil à Guéthary France

Image, montage et réalisation : Benjamin Ithurriague - Benitu vidéo Musique : Eroa - Johannesburg

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Bra Boys - Full Movie - Narrated by Russell Crowe - Berkela Films

"Bra Boys" is a film about the cultural evolution of the inner-Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle of its youth -- the tattooed and much maligned surf community known as the Bra Boys. Central to the story is the true-life struggle of the Abberton brothers -- Sunny, Koby, Jai and Dakota ... one charged with murdering a Sydney standover man, another pursuing a professional surf career but charged as an accessory in his brother's legal fight, another trying to hold the family together and a young brother whose inheritance is his siblings' notoriety. The story is narrated by Academy Award-winning Australian actor Russell Crowe, and is told through the eyes of members of the Bra Boys


Foil Surfing

Hydrofoil on a surfboard. Maui baby, Maui.

2:41 3 326,961

Stand Up Paddle


1:52 8 184,024


History of Dave Kalama

Dave Kalama's Waterman journey that made stand up paddling..... Stand up paddling

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