I owe my life to the ocean. It has given me this incredible career that I love and it has, quite literally, spared my life on several occasions. The ocean connects me to nature in ways I never thought possible and it allows me to travel the world as I chase down the famous waves of Nazaré, O’ahu, Teahupo’o and more. Throughout my travels, I have discovered firsthand the beauty of the ocean and learned to respect its incredible power – it can and will remind you who’s boss whenever it wants.
As I’ve traveled the globe and ridden some amazing waves, I’ve seen with my own eyes the unfortunate reality facing the ocean. I’ve seen the destruction of precious habitat, witnessed the pollution of our shorelines and the incredible amount of fish we recklessly take from the sea. In each of the places I visit, the story is the same: the oceans are in trouble and need our help.