Laird Hamilton

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  • Birth Name: Laird John Zerfas
  • Birth Place: San Fernando, California, United States
  • Profession: Surfer
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Fast Facts

  • Was born underwater in an experimental tank known as a "bathysphere."
  • In the early '90s, helped develop the "tow-in" surfing technique, which involves using watercraft such as jet skis to create and ride bigger waves.
  • Invented the foilboard surfboard, which allows surfing in the deep ocean by adding hydrofoil technology to a traditional board.
  • Performed stunt work for the big-budget action movies Waterworld (1995) and Die Another Day (2002).
  • Took part in a six-day biking and paddle-surfing marathon from Malibu to Manhattan in 2009 to raise awareness and money for autism, Lou Gehrig's disease and cystic fibrosis.
  • Has suffered numerous injuries while surfing, including broken ribs and ankles and separated shoulders.
  • Surfs a notorious break off northern Maui known as Jaws, which features some of the largest and most powerful waves in the world, some reaching 50 feet in height.

Relationships

  • Joanne Hamilton — Mother
  • Lyon Hamilton — Half Brother
  • Izabela Hamilton — Daughter
  • Brody Jo Hamilton — Daughter
  • Reece Viola Hamilton — Daughter
  • Billy Hamilton — Stepfather
  • Gabrielle Reece — Wife
  • Maria Souza — Ex-wife

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  • Birth Name: Laird John Zerfas
  • Birth Place: San Fernando, California, United States
  • Profession: Surfer