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Laird Hamilton | Founder

XPT CO FOUNDER/CREATOR At 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is  truly a “larger than life” athlete. Not only is he the quintessential big wave surfer, Laird is also known as a world renowned “innovator”, and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird has produced and appeared in a number of surfing films, including Radical Attitude (1992), Wake Up Call (1996), Step into Liquid, (2003) and most recently the surfing documentary Riding Giants (2004) where he appeared and served as an executive producer. In addition to his film work, Laird has appeared on numerous television shows such as Oprah’s Master Class, Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes, and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Over the last decade Laird has transcended surfing to become an international fitness icon and nutrition expert. Many of today’s top professional athletes, such as NBA All Star Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction in his unique underwater resistance workouts. Laird is also a bestselling author. His first book, FORCE OF NATURE: Mind, Body, Soul, and, Of Course, Surfing has become the go-to manual for people seeking inspiration for a healthy lifestyle. He is also a contributing editor to the popular men’s lifestyle magazine, Men’s Journal, where he writes about his own fitness, health and nutrition philosophies. Laird’s passion for helping others live happy, healthy lives is also exhibited through his work with various charities such as Race Across America, Pipeline for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis, Rain Catcher, and Muscular Dystrophy. In addition, Laird has also pledged his support to the Surfrider Foundation and joined other celebrities for City Of Hope’s Citizen of Hope campaign. Laird lives with his family on the Hawaiʻian island of Kauaʻi six months out of the year during surfs’ swell season and during the off season, they relocate to Malibu, California. INSTAGRAM: @lairdhamiltonsurf TWITTER: @lairdlife FACEBOOK: /lairdlife
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2 Responses to “Laird Hamilton | Founder

  • Matt Hill
    1 year ago

    Good Morning,


    My name is Matt Hill and I would like to test out your program and see if it can help me achieve my goal. I am looking to attend the PJ Indoc for a second time but I want to be better prepared than I was the first time that I went.  While I was doing great in the course on all the evals it was the Black Thursdays that got me.  I was not ready for all the underwaters in full uniform and equipment.  I know what it was that was holding me back and it was my own fear of passing out underwater and not waking back up.  If it was just me I would have never thought twice about it, but having a little son changed that.  I am looking to break through that wall, overcome that fear and put in the hours and pain of training to be able to defeat that task and still not be tired after i am done.  I am wondering if you would be able to help me develop a training plan that I could use to train and crush Indoc the next time around.  Any help or advice that you can give would be greatly appreciated.  I am a current Fire Fighter and Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.



    • Hi Matt, we will be developing programs like this soon. Please be sure to sign up to our newsletter so you can get updates on all our endeavors.
      Thanks, Team XPT

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