Athlete, surfer, model, television host. Born on March 2, 1964, in San Francisco, California. One of today’s best known big wave surfers, Laird Hamilton made an unusual entrance into the world. He was born underwater in an experimental tank called a “bathysphere.” He grew up in Hawaii, learning to surf at an early age. Even as a child Hamilton had an adventurous spirit. He jumped off a high cliff into a lagoon when he was only eight years old.
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