July 02, 2011

Big wave search

Washington Post "Surfing guru Laird Hamilton has spent much of his life searching for the biggest waves. Two-time America’s Cup skipper Ken Read does his best to avoid them. But when Read sets sail from Spain in the around-the-world Volvo Ocean Race in October, he’ll be spotting for Hamilton in his quest for towering waves and new ways to surf them." via AP

'“They’re going to be all over the place, all over the ocean. They’re going to be looking at stuff that I want to try to ride,” Hamilton said this week as he gathered in Newport to see Read and his crew off on a trans-Atlantic training race. “Who knows? Maybe there’s a new sport we don’t even know about. We don’t know what the children from this relationship are going to look like.”'

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