Editor’s Note: The Inertia’s Dawn Patrol series presented by MUD\WTR examines the morning rituals and early-hour decisions that set the tone for the day. Add them up, and those decisions set the tone for life.
Kyle Thiermann is a thoughtful fella. He’s not one to let reality slide by at face value. Oh no. A rigorous, cerebral dissection is (typically) essential before moving on to the next. He simply respects time and people too much to waste either. Thiermann’s analytical predisposition has set the table for an envious and unconventional path marked by big wave expeditions, thoughtful podcast conversations with an impressive and diverse list of guests, an explicit, environmentalist awards show, and compelling documentation along the way. Which is why we were excited to put a camera on him for this episode of our Dawn Patrol series.
Rolling out of bed in the morning is easier for some than others. It’s a vulnerable window. And it’s binary. You either seized the day or you didn’t. And that’s all dusted by 6:30 a.m. It’s a decision that makes a disproportionate impact on the day ahead, and, unsurprisingly, Kyle’s given the act some thought.