“I design my lifestyle around the concept that I have to be prepared always.”
Laird Hamilton 

If you were glued to the Trestles contest, you would have seen Laird drop in on the webcast to talk up his new film with the loaded title, ‘Take Every Wave’. Surely even Laird must realise that the name of his movie implies he has spent his life relying on his Herculean stature to ruthlessly snatch waves from surfers who don’t have torsos that look like a condom full of walnuts.

In this clip, Laird hunts down infinite Chicama lefts on his foil-finned SUP and does underwater gymnastics with weights – standard Laird stuff.

Love him or hate him, it’s hard to deny that Laird has carved his own path and remains one of surfing’s most intriguing figures.