Laird Hamilton - Big Wave Surfer, Innovator

The Gabby Reece Show

Nov 8 2021 • 57 mins

My guest today is renowned big wave surfer/watermen Laird Hamilton. Laird was kind enough to be the first guest for this podcast, and the guest for today's 100th show. Oh, and did I mention Laird is my husband and I must say after almost 26 years together, a really interesting human. We talk about dealing with the known and unknown, and trusting yourself to chase that "feeling" you are looking for in your life. How can an outside person tell you how to follow your gut, or have an opinion on how you "should" do things? Laird is one of the most loving people I know if you can understand his language. As a husband, father, or friend in need, Laird shows up. He is also one of the most contrarian and confrontational people I know. Such an exciting adventure to live with someone who is eternally restless to go into nature, but only wants to be at home with his family. This is a person on an intimate quest dictated by him. Like a lot of couples we have been on top of each other during Covid, and have found new ways to navigate each other's strong personality, our needs, the needs of our family, work together, and keep appreciating one another (which is sometimes code for not killing each other). You realize no matter how good someone is at anything we are all just living, learning, and fighting the good fight. I feel fortunate to know Laird and to have access to his perspective on things. It has helped me keep things more simple and clear when I was viewing the landscape of my personal or professional life. Enjoy. Books: Force of Nature LifeRider with Julian Borra Films: Take Every Wave ~directed by Rory Kennedy Riding Giants ~directed by Stacy Peralta Endless Summer 2 Website / social www.lairdhamilton.com Insta: @lairdhamiltonsurf XPT BREATHE, MOVE, RECOVER APP Offer: 1/2 price off the App: https://launch.xptlife.com/ Get 20% Off and Free Shipping for Manscaped using the code GABBY20 at Manscaped.com. Unlock your confidence and always use the right tools for the job with MANSCAPED™. #ad INSIDETRACKER - When you do what you love -- like running, like racing, like enjoying the great outdoors -- you want to do it for life. InsideTracker analyzes your body’s data to provide you with a clear picture of what's going on inside you and to offer you science-backed recommendations for positive diet and lifestyle changes. Visit insidetracker.com/gabbyreece for 25% off InsideTracker for a limited time. The Gabby Reece Show talks to top experts with the goal of extracting the best information you will need to navigate the universe of health, fitness, relationships, parenting, and business. Gabby keeps it simple but gets to the heart of the conversation with the hopes of providing you with realistic takeaways. PODCAST - wizard.podlink.to/gabbyreece WEBSITE - www.gabriellereece.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices