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Laird Hamilton’s Virtual Reality Weirdness

Chris Cote
Written by Chris Cote

Laird Hamilton is an an interesting fella. He has surfed some of the biggest waves on the planet, he’s invented new ways to surf, he has created death defying workouts to challenge himself and his clients, and he has unapologetically told us all about these and how good he does them every step of the way. Laird is outspoken, larger than life, and love him or hate him—he has not only changed the way we all surf, but changed the way the world looks at surfing in general. His new documentary is called, “Take Every Wave”, which sounds like a threat, but we’d say think of it more of a challenge. Are you ready to take every wave life sends you? Think about that for a minute … deep stuff. Check out this video in glorious virtual reality and tell us what you think.

“Laird Hamilton’s life is unlike many others in that his pursuit of excellent physical condition and forward-thinking wave-riding is still thriving at the age of 53. Enter what’s regarded as the longest wave in the world: Chicama, Peru. Join Laird and friends as they chase perfection in the form of 8-10 foot waves stretching over a mile, where rides up to 6 minutes become normal atop the innovative hydrofoil surfboard design. In Take Every Wave: Laird in VR, Laird takes you on a journey in virtual reality that’s as beautiful as it is poetic. The reminder here being that even after all these years, this legendary waterman is still finding novel ways to experience the ocean while breaking boundaries with the newest technology.”

About the author

Chris Cote

Chris Cote

Host of The Monday M.A.S.S., Mayor of Encinitas, CA.