Laird Hamilton’s painstaking search to find the world’s best all-round waterman takes flight.
For the first time ever, the world’s finest watermen will come together in New Zealand to compete in six different surfing disciplines over eight days. The competition which Laird is supporting fully (although he isn’t a entering) is set to be an annual event with the first edition kicking off next month (14-21 March).
Seeking the biggest swells and monster breaks to test the eight elite competitors’ skill
The invitation-only contest has meteorologists and local experts on hand to seek out the best conditions New Zealand has to offer, seeking the biggest swells and monster breaks to test the eight elite competitors’ skill and endurance in some of the planet’s most inspiring coastline.
In the video Hamilton (who really should be competing) gives us the rundown of foil boarding in Raglan.
“The ultimate waterman has got to be humble, versatile and very complex. I mean a capacity to do a huge array of disciplines and ultimately be, if not one of the greatest athlete’s in the world” Hamilton said about the competition.