The Profile Dossier: Laird Hamilton, the Big-Wave Surfing Legend
“Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.”
You can’t talk about big-wave surfing without mentioning Laird Hamilton.
Hamilton is considered one of the greatest surfers of all time, but he’s also something of a surfing outcast. He never went pro partly because he sees surfing as an art that can’t be “judged” with scores and partly because he hates losing. Like really hates it.
“I’m a terrible loser.…