Laird Hamilton

Co-Inventor of Tow-In Surfing, Big-Wave Surfer, Sports Model & Author

Laird Hamilton Biography

Laird Hamilton is known as the guiding genius of crossover board sports and is largely considered the primary influence behind many surfing innovations, including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and hydrofoil boarding.

At 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton has transcended the sport of surfing to become an international fitness icon. His first book, "Force of Nature - Mind, Body, Soul, and, Of Course, Surfing" has become the go-to manual for people looking to make a healthy lifestyle change. In just its second week of release, it appeared as seventh on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Many professional athletes, such as NBA star Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls basketball team, now go to Laird for training guidance, including instruction on a unique underwater resistance training workout he has developed. Laird, along with his wife Gabby Reece, have recently developed their own line of premium nutrition supplements, marketed under the name TRUition, as well as also recently launching a popular fitness, nutrition and motivational support website that offers a comprehensive guide to healthy living.

Laird’s passion for fitness extends to the sport of cycling. In 2009 he participated in the Race Across America. His participation in this 3,000-mile cross-country bike race benefited charities such as Beautiful Son Foundation for Autism and Pipeline for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis. In addition, Laird has also pledged his support to the Surfrider Foundation’s Not The Answer Campaign, and he is featured in both their 30- and 60- second PSAs urging President Obama and Congress to reinstate the moratorium on offshore drilling.

As an icon for adventure sports and advocate for ocean conservation, Chanel recently announced Laird’s selection as an ambassador for their new J12 Marine Watch.

In addition to being surfing’s highest profile big-wave surfer, Laird’s international visibility has grown over the years due to many movie and television appearances. Laird had a role in the feature film "The Descendants," directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne, opposite George Clooney. In late 2009, Laird guest-starred opposite comedian Jay Mohr on CBS’s "Gary UnMarried." He was featured in an ABC Nightline News profile in 2010. Previously, Laird sat with Leslie Stahl for a 60 Minutes segment highlighting his artistic and athletic exploits. Laird was a featured surfer in "Riding Giants" and "Step Into Liquid." Laird has also been featured in "Planet Extreme Championships" and in "The Extremists." "Path of Purpose," a short documentary about Laird’s endeavor with his tow partner, helped fund and raise awareness for Autism. The last surf release, entitled "Water Man," took home Best Cinematography at the 2008 Surfer Poll Awards.

Laird is the eldest son of '60s surfing legend, Bill Hamilton, and is a throwback to that time when surfers prided themselves on being an all-around watermen.

Beyond the prototypes Laird develops for himself, Laird uses his design expertise to help produce highly demanded commercial stand-up boards with several leading surfboard manufactures. Laird’s passion for the extreme only continues to grow. Laird is currently refining an electric powered off-road skateboard capable of reaching speeds over 50 mph.

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Laird Hamilton Videos

Laird Hamilton: I'm dead if I fall - YouTube
Laird Hamilton on the Power of Breathing to Succeed - YouTube
SPEAKING DEMO FOR LAIRD HAMILTON on Vimeo

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Laird Hamilton Videos

Laird Hamilton: I'm dead if I fall - YouTube
Laird Hamilton on the Power of Breathing to Succeed - YouTube
SPEAKING DEMO FOR LAIRD HAMILTON on Vimeo
Can you still hang 10 when you're pushing 40? - YouTube

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