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Monday Motivation: Garrett McNamara, King of the Surf

March 20, 2017

Monday Motivation: Garrett McNamara, King of the Surf

Garrett McNamara has endured two life changing falls in some of the largest waves and holds the Guiness World Record for King of Surf.  A story of passion, grit and the true love of surfing.

Monday Motivation: Garrett McNamara, King of the Surf

In a new series on GuinnessWorldRecords.com, we profile some of the most inspiring stories of commitment, courage and and dedication behind some of our most extraordinary titles. We begin by placing the spotlight on a man willing to take on the most dangerous swells the oceans have to offer.
 
“For the first years of my surfing life, I swore I’d never try to surf a wave bigger than ten feet. I even ran with a group of guys who called ourselves ‘The ten-foot-and-under wonder crew'.”
 
A long time ago, this was the cautious mind set of the young Garrett McNamara, who had just taken his first steps into a sport that would define the rest of his life, having traded in his skateboard for his surfboard upon moving to the tropical islands of Hawaii.
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