Laird Hamilton, the world renown Big Wave surfer who pioneered tow in surfing, stand up paddle boarding and foil surfing will be arriving in Sydney on Wednesday 14th May for a media tour to launch his range of paddle boards.
Surfer Magazine has labeled Laird as, “the sport’s most complete surfer, displaying almost unnerving expertise in a multitude of disciplines, and flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest, and the best big wave surfer in the world today, bar none.” He has also been featured in People magazines 50 most beautiful people!
Laird will be in the country launching ‘Laird StandUp’ boards, and will follow by heading to Port Stephens Country Club Southern Cross SUP Festival which kicks off from May 15- 18.
“I’m really looking forward to coming to Australia and showing the Australian audience my latest range of stand-up paddle boards and paddles,” said Hamilton. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to sample some decent waves while I’m there as well.”
At 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is a specimen of an athlete. Laird is not just a surfer; he has transcended the sport of Surfing and has become an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. His first book, FORCE OF NATURE: Mind, Body, Soul, and, Of Course, Surfing (published by Rodale Books in 2008) has become the go-to manual for individuals seeking inspiration for a healthy lifestyle. Laird is also a contributing editor to the popular men’s lifestyle magazine, Men’s Journal, where he writes about fitness, health and nutrition.
The Port Stephens four-day SUP festival will see the Hawaiian partake in the several elements of the event including a meet-and-greet where fans can meet the acclaimed stand-up paddleboarder.Throughout the event, there'll be an array of festival happenings taking place such as: free SUP lessons, SUP demonstration and coaching, stalls and SUP yoga.