A few days ago, one of our friends over at goFlow let us know that Ian Walsh had joined their team. They thought we could talk to him about it. Then I started thinking that Ian is one of those guys that I’ve watched a million times, and at least half of those times I’ve either made a whimpering noise or had to look away.
But apart from seeing him throw himself into some of the biggest waves the planet has to offer, I didn’t know that much about him. He was from Maui – I knew that much. He surfs waves that I can’t even wrap my head around unless I’ve been drinking too much – I also knew that. And then there was something about an inflatable hotdog at Jaws, but that was pretty much it. So I called him and picked his brain for an hour. Turns out there was a lot that I didn’t know. But I already knew that. Since my shitty Kyocera flip phone doesn’t have a conference calling option and I don’t have your number, I wrote our conversation down. He’s a really nice guy, and he has had some really cool shit happen to him.