Laird Hamilton: A Chat With the King

SUP magazine gave Laird Hamilton the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 SUP Awards because, well, he’s Laird Hamilton. The man and his fame have done more for standup paddling than arguably anybody else on the planet. His exploits in Hawaii and California brought the sport to the masses, his name lent credibility that would lead to SUP’s explosive growth over the past decade and his SUP brand Laird Standup boards are finding their way into lineups everywhere. We sat down with him backstage and talked about the confirmation of his SUP dreams, helping people rediscover their surf stoke and surfing golf courses (Oh, yes). Enjoy.

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