Pete Mel, Brad Gerlach, and Ozzie Wright are three of my heroes. Here they are talking about some of their favorite and craziest surfing experiences and why they keep coming back for more. I was lucky enough to be a part of this great piece with such legends.
I just received a phone call from my good friend, and hellman, Dave Wassel(Eddie invitee) saying: “Congrats, you’re the fifth alternate for The Eddie this year!” I almost fell over and honestly didn’t believe him. For me, there is no greater honor in the surfing world than to be associated with The Eddie. There are so many incredible big-wave athletes going for it these days. I am extremely humbled and honored to have my name next to such great talents. Thank you so much to the Aikau Family, Quiksilver, and everyone who voted. This truly is a dream come true. I wish all the invitees the best of luck, and can’t wait to watch you guys and hopefully mix it up with you in the world’s greatest arena!