Jack Hebner, the man better known as the Surfing Swami, started like the rest of us — chasing waves. In the process, he became a Krishna monk, the man responsible for bringing surfing to a sub-continent, India’s most celebrated surfer, founded a surf ashram. And learned a hell of a lot about life.
The Swami has been interviewed many times. But, in his words: “It’s time for a change.” Frustrated by years of being asked for fluffy interviews, and recently battling cancerous tumors, the Swami is more candid than ever. Like never before, he spoke about politics, how he’s beating cancer, and how surfers — and this whole mad world — have lost their way. We listened.