Laird Hamilton

The Archivist: Orpheus Rising

When this 24-page profile/interview combine was published in 1999, readers were accustomed to such full-throated portraiture in the TSJ editorial …

Aquatic Sports

Eat Like Laird

Live forever like Laird? Or enjoy beer and ice cream?<p>If you had your choice between maintaining expert-level abilities in tow-surfing, SUPing, …

Surfing

Corky Carroll: Do you know Laird Hamilton’s stepdad? If you’re a surfing historian, you probably do

I was watching a surf film the other night and a shot of Billy Hamilton came on. The camera panned in on him and he introduced himself like, “Hi, I’m …

Aquatic Sports

Laird on surfing 100 ft wave: "It's not cool!"

The world's most famous surfer describes a singular experience!<p><b>It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air.</b> Chirping birds, blooming flowers, boxes …

Big Wave Surfing

I Tried Surfing Hawaii's North Shore and It Was Harder Than I Could Have Imagined

​Luckily, falling didn't lead to any injury of the body — just the ego<p>Whether you’ve seen the movie <i>North Shore,</i> follow waterman legend Laird Hamilton, or just love breath-taking beach getaways, you might know Hawaii's North Shore for its monstrous waves and epic surfing conditions during the winter …

Aquatic Sports

Cipriani on misconceptions, England and spirituality

Feb 1, 2018<p>• Joined ESPN in 2011<br>• Grew up in Bath but has New Zealand roots<br>• Covered England's tour of New Zealand in 2014 and Australia in 2016<br>• Was …

Big Wave Surfing

Tracing the Colorful History of Stand-Up Paddling

Photo: @msaditya9 / unsplash<p><b>Far from a passing fad,</b> stand-up paddling is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. SUP has quickly emerged as …

Aquatic Sports

Watch what you want with this guide to Netflix and more this week

COMING TO DVD/BLURAY<p>Woody Harrelson gives another phenomenal performance in Rob Reiner’s <b>“LBJ”</b> (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, $24.98/DVD, …

Fred Armisen

The Problem With Surfing: Hydrofoils

<b>Hydrofoils: we first encountered them in the surfing world almost a decade ago</b>, watching Laird Hamilton cut apart all varieties of oceanic terrain …

Aquatic Sports

'Condition Black' January 28th, 1998 | The Rearview Mirror

The Hawaiian winter of ‘97/’98 was an El Nino year, and not just any El Nino but one of the most powerful in recorded history. In the late 90s, …

Aquatic Sports

Inside the Campaign to Make Surfing California's Official Sport

It's kind of amazing that it isn't already.<p>Jack London was mesmerized the first time he saw surfers riding the waves of the ocean. It was 1907, and he’d docked at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu during a sailing trip from San Francisco when he spotted them: “One after another they come, a mile long, with …

California

Kai Lenny Is The Definition of Waterman

If our February feature of Kai Lenny hasn’t convinced you that he was born to be on, in, and above the water, then this video from Hurley might. With mentors like Robby Naish and Laird Hamilton to guide him on his journey, he’s the prodigy the watersports world has been waiting for.

Aquatic Sports

Laird Hamilton on the Power of Breathing to Succeed

<b>Published on</b> janvier 17th, 2018 | <i>by Matt Dumoulin</i><p>SUP Legend Laird Hamilton shares some of his secrets to success in an hour long interview… …

Big Wave Surfing

In an incredible turn of events last week, waterman Kai Lenny announced his departure from Naish Sup, a brand he has been with for 16 years. Eager to hear what precipitated this radical departure and anticipating Kai’s launch of his new career as a big wave contender, we asked Kai about future plans and where […]

Share Email Comments<p><b>In an incredible turn of events last week, waterman Kai Lenny announced his departure from Naish Sup, a brand he has been with</b> …

Paddleboarding

Susan Casey Might Have Gills

To write her three bestselling books on the ocean, Susan Casey went deep with great white sharks in California, big-wave surfing icon Laird Hamilton in Hawaii, and wild dolphins around the world. Her willingness to literally immerse herself in the topic of the ocean—she's a former competitive …

Big Wave Surfing

Eight Adventurers Who Changed Our World

For our 40th anniversary, we're featuring people who have changed our world by redefining risk and making human limits seem like just a failure of imagination.<p>Jimmy Chin<p>You may not think of Jimmy Chin as the absolute greatest photographer, cinematographer, or even mountaineer who ever lived. But …

Kelly Slater

The 5 Best Waterproof Headphones for Swimming

<i>Need a little extra push to crush today’s swim practice? Here’s your ultimate breakdown of the best waterproof headphones for swimmers.</i><p>The cold pool …

Headphones

Inside Pro Surfer Laird Hamilton's Closet: Shorts, Wetsuits and Gucci Sandals

One glimpse into professional surfer Laird Hamilton’s closet and you know he doesn’t have an average suit-wearing, 9-to-5 type of job.<p>“Most of these …

Big Wave Surfing

End Poll

This year didn’t seem to have a frontrunner for best documentary of 2017, but it makes sense which film has topped our annual poll of critics, …

Filmmaking

This Is The Most Viewed Surf Clip Of 2017... - Wavelength - Europe's First Surf Magazine

The votes are in, the clicks have been counted and verified, it’s time to announce the most viewed surfing clip of 2017….<p>Last year we reported, …

Surfing

What He Rode: Kai Lenny’s Hydrofoils

The foil aficionado breaks down the finer points of the unusual craft<p>Do you remember Laird Hamilton riding a hydrofoil board back in 2003 in Dana …

Surfing

Best Interviews of 2017

Five of the most enthralling conversations in surf this year<p>The best interviews with surfers are the ones that not only reveal something about the …

Surfing

Laird Hamilton: "Sleep is important!"

Surf's most prolific pitchman adds another company to his portfolio!<p><b>Laird Hamilton is</b> the nearest thing our surf world has to Santa Claus. The …

Wellness

5 Ways Laird Hamilton Tweaks His Workouts to Get Stronger and Fitter

You don’t need complicated exercises or expensive equipment to get fitter.<p>In fact, you don’t even need to give up doing the go-to workout you’ve …

Fitness

Laird Hamilton Wants to Watch You Sleep

Laird Hamilton after 47 hours of no sleep. Don’t be like Laird Hamilton after 47 hours of no sleep after the Baja 1000. Photo: Instagram/Laird …

Big Wave Surfing

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To conjure your stoke<p>Surf better this summer with our Surf Coach Series<p>On the latest wave of the week<p>And scored some of the finest vision we've seen …

Surfing

8 of the biggest stories in the surf world in 2017

What the year in surf was all about.<p>2017 saw plenty of ups, downs and barrels in the surf world. With the calendar about to turn on the year that …

Surfing

Best Of 2017: 10 Gender-Related News Items You May Have Missed

When it comes to women’s news in 2017, sexual harassment and assault allegations have dominated the headlines. While these stories were compelling and important, there were many other interesting gender-related news items that you might have missed while you were reading about Harvey Weinstein, …

Serena Williams

11 Training Tips Laird Hamilton Swears By

How you approach a workout — from the way you order your exercises to how you breathe, to what you’re thinking while you train — is as crucial to …

Big Wave Surfing

The Fastest Man in SUP

Connor Baxter is 15 years old when he gingerly holds his first $4,000 check. His arms are about as thick as a carbon-fiber paddle shaft, his legs not …